Tore Blystad, game director for the upcoming Hitman: Absolution, says that the developers IO Interactive expects that only 20% of those who buy the game will actually reach the last map and see the end. This is what he said to OPM
more known as the Official Playstation Magazine in an interview:
"We are using metrics a lot more now than we did, for good and for bad. The general player will probably never even finish the game, which is very sad. Or they might only play through it once, but the game is built for the people who want to go back through every single level and get all the stuff out of it. It's built to last, rather than be a one-off experience."
For the serious gamer perhaps this figure comes as a surprise, but statistics have shown that very few actually play their games to the end. Especially when there is a multiplayer component that takes all the time instead. Blystad also claims that they have tried to get more material from the later courses in the game and add it earlier in the game, but the story didn't allow that at all. Hitman: Absolution will be released for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 20th.