Hitman 3 will add visual upgrade to first two games, trilogy file size revealed

In the lead up to Hitman 3‘s launch on January 20th, we’ve been learning more details about Agent 47’s new globetrotting caper. We’ve already reported on new gameplay footage showing off the threequel’s Dubai level and some of its new features. Now we have some fresh intel directly from IO Interactive themselves.


A verified IO developer posting under the username “A Path Finder” took to popular gaming message board, Reset Era, to share some details on Hitman 3.

When quizzed by the community in regards to a visual upgrade for Hitman and Hitman 2, the IO staffer confirmed that both games will inherit improvements from the upcoming Hitman 3:

We have indeed upgraded the engine with screenspace reflections (for base PS4/Xbox One too) and so there will be much more reflected goodness this time around. As an example, the Paris fashion show catwalk floor is now fully reflecting the models and the rest of the room, making the whole scenario look way more impressive.

The developer also indicated that the complete Hitman trilogy will weigh “around 100GB”. As the three games share certain data, IO have been able to remove duplicate files to squash the total install size down, fans will be glad to hear.

This keeps in line with IO’s vision for their World of Assassination trilogy. All three games will exist under the same umbrella with progress from Hitman and Hitman 2 carrying over into the third game. That means that all unlocked challenges, equipment, and mastery ranks will be visible in Hitman 3.

Hitman 3 will be launching on January 20th for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Google Stadia. On PlayStation platforms it will be full playable in virtual reality using PSVR.

In case you missed it, IO Interactive recently announced that they are working on a 007 James Bond video game. A perfect fit, if you ask us.

Source: Reset Era

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