The site dedicated to allowing players to transfer their progress from earlier games into Hitman 3 has crashed, preventing the feature from working as it should.
IO Interactive set up the website in order to let users carry over items, unlocks, and rewards from Hitman and Hitman 2 into the latest release. However, with the website down, players have no way to get access to the content.
Speaking on Twitter, a spokesperson for the studio confirmed it was working on getting the site working again and would update everyone when the progress transfer was functioning.
Another update came on the Twitter account hours later, with some progress achieved.
Although it is possible to play Hitman 3 without transferring progress, it might pose problems if players later decide to carry over their saves. The process erases all current Hitman 3 data, meaning that any progress made in the new title will be erased when carrying out the transfer.
This is not the first controversy that has affected Hitman 3 over the last few days. Earlier this week, IO Interactive drew criticism when it emerged that players who own Hitman 2 on PC would be forced to buy the game again on the Epic Games Store to get access to its content.
The developer later changed its stance and offered an Access Pass that is discounted by 80% to players so that they can get access to all previously released content.