Some PlayStation 4 owners awoke to the unpleasant surprise of having their digital pre-order for IO Interactive’s upcoming game Hitman cancelled.
According to reports, Sony sent out a message of the cancelation to those who digitally pre-ordering the upcoming game on PlayStation 4. The message matches that of notice posted by PlayStation’s support staff yesterday.
“The publisher has notified us that the configuration of the product you pre-ordered has changed significantly. As a result we have withdrawn the current pre-order from PlayStation Store and will cancel all existing pre-orders. If you have pre-ordered the game, you will receive email confirmation when your pre-order has been cancelled. A revised pre-order for Hitman will be available on the store soon.”
Square Enix, publisher of the game, responded to the cancelations today, urging PS4 owners not to panic.
“If your Hitman preorder is cancelled, don’t panic. Release date is still March 11. We’re adjusting a few things & will update in a few days,” the publisher said on Twitter.
The PS4 beta for Hitman, which is promised to those who pre-ordered the game, is set to launch on February 12; however, it’s unclear if this snag will impact the scheduled start date. Following a delay, Hitman is now set to officially launch on March 11, 2016.