Developer IO Interactive and publisher Square Enix have announced that HDR support is coming to Hitman on all platforms (PC, Xbox One, PS4) for free on January 31st. Additionally, IO Interactive released a new 101 trailer ahead of the game’s retail launch, also on January 31st.
IOI Programmer Anders Wang Kristensen accompanied the HDR support announcement with the following statement:
“As an example, think of 47 in a dark room looking out a bright window. Without HDR you would not be able make out what’s outside, whereas with HDR you can simultaneously see details inside the room and outside the window. Another extreme example is the sun. Without HDR we could not render the sun brighter than a white piece of paper, so we had to ‘simulate’ the sun being blinding. With HDR we can draw the sun several times brighter, so that it is actually close to being blinding, just like in real life.”
The 101 trailer is exactly what it claims to be, a trailer for players new to the game that gives a whistle-stop tour of what to expect and the skills you need to craft an assassination in Hitman.
Hitman is currently available digitally on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Hitman – The Complete First Season, which is the retail version of the game that includes all the episodes, is set to release on PS4 and Xbox One at the above mentioned date. Below, you can check out the new 101 trailer: