According to a message found on PSN, “Thank you for pre-ordering Hitman. 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 As a result, we have withdrawn the current pre-order from PlayStation Store and will cancel all pre-orders. 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.”
Now understandably gamers are probably worried about the game now. The message wasn’t particularly clear as to why the pre-orders were pulled, which we can only imagine will lead to speculation that the game might have been delayed. If those are your concerns as well, you can rest easy.
According to the official Hitman Twitter account, it reads, “If your Hitman pre-order is cancelled, don’t panic. Release date is still March 11. We’re adjusting a few things & will update in a few days.” The game was originally slated to be launched at the end of 2015, but it was delayed to March 2016.