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Hitman 3 adds PS VR support for launch in January 2021

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Hitman 3 adds PS VR support for launch in January 2021

Immerse yourself in Agent 47’s next adventure and play the entire World of Assassination trilogy in VR

Announced during today’s State of Play showcase, Hitman 3 will include PS VR support at launch in January 2021.

We’re incredibly excited to share this news! We’ve been keeping it a secret for a long time now and it’s a great feeling to finally talk about Hitman in VR.

From the breathtaking start in a Dubai skyscraper to the final campaign mission of Hitman 3 and the dramatic conclusion to the entire trilogy, it can all be enjoyed in first-person VR.

Hitman 3 is the end of the trilogy, but it’s only the beginning when we talk about Hitman in VR. We’re proud to announce that we are bringing VR support to every location from all three games. That’s right! Every location from the World of Assassination trilogy can be played in VR, when you play them in Hitman 3. We’re working to finalize the specifics for how PS VR owners can enjoy Hitman in VR, and we’ll have more details to share in the months ahead.

As a reminder, it will be possible to ‘import’ locations that you own from the previous two Hitman games into Hitman 3, essentially putting all 20+ locations from the entire trilogy in one place.

Hitman 3 VR will change the way you play the game by giving you a first person view and allowing you to get truly immersed into the rich and detailed locations that the series is known for.

Whether you’re in disguise and walking down the catwalk at a fashion show in Paris, enjoying the seaside in Sapienza or infiltrating a bank in New York, Hitman in VR literally gives you a brand new perspective in first person.

Hitman 3 adds PS VR support for launch in January 2021

You’ll stand face-to-face with your targets and look them in the eyes, blend-in to a busy crowd and hear the chatter and conversations happening around you and interact with items using your hands. For example, you can swing a frying pan in whatever angle you want to knock out a guard – and then use it to deflect any bullets that are fired at you as you make your escape!

We can’t wait to welcome new players to our World of Assassination and see how our community can use VR support to create unique and interesting ways to play our game. The launch of Hitman 3 in January 2021 can’t come soon enough!

More Hitman 3 news will be coming your way before launch, so stay tuned!

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  • Best thing shown. Will this be available on PS4 VR? Or is that what the “We’re working to finalize the specifics for how PSVR owners can enjoy Hitman in VR, and we’ll have more details to share in the months ahead” is about?

    To the devs: Not sure if you’ve played TWD: Saints and Sinners, but it’s currently holding the PHYSICS crown. Please take note, and match/top (if possible).

    Thanks

  • Bombshell.

    Basically Hitman as we know it will be entirely playable in first person VR and combat animations are no longer stock, but your own.

    The way they described picking up a frying pan and hitting a target with it while matching your arm motion 1 to 1 then similarly blocking bullets by actually lifting your arm is incredible. Disguises will actually be worn by you. Leaning in to eavesdrop for info. Perfect game for first person VR. Bravo. Day 0.

  • Will Hitman III actually have a Platinum trophy this time? The episodic approach was total nonsense.

  • This is really awesome so thank you for making it fully in PSVR. I only hope it has a Platinum trophy this time.

  • It is not just Hitam 3. The entire trilogy is playable in VR

  • This is just fantastic news, I wonder if we get better performance playing this game in VR on the ps5?

    • The current limitations of PSVR (outside of the tracking) are due to the PS4 console, and not the HMD itself, so having the game run on the PS5 should be a vast improvement visually.

    • Yeah expanding on what Flip said, the environments are already created for the non-VR game, and things like draw distance and textures get dumbed down so PS4 can handle it in VR. All the devs basically have to do for PS5, as I understand it, is not tune down the visuals as much. Just setting options.

      Though that’s if they put very little additional effort into PS5 and I really doubt they are putting all this work into VR just to not take advantage of the brand new console that will already be out. They are almost definitely working hard to make the game even more impressive on PS5.

  • Soon After, hit them with the PSVR 2

  • Welp, you’ve found a way to get me interested in the Hitman franchise – good job!
    Really looking forward to this in VR.

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