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Hitman 3 Will Receive Ray-Tracing Support on Xbox Series X and S

IO Interactive says Hitman 3 is like a live game that will receive continuous support, including a Ray-Tracing update for Xbox Series X and S consoles.

January 25, 2021

Since its release earlier last week, Hitman 3 has impressed a lot of gamers and stealth fans with its rich gameplay. The game managed to stand at top of the UK’s boxed sales chart at launch week, with its launch digital sales setting a new record for the whole franchise. Now, it’s great to hear that IO Interactive sees this stage as just the beginning for Hitman 3 with more content coming in the near future.

Speaking to Xbox Wire, the chief technology officer at IO Interactive, Maurizio de Pascale, says that the development team sees Hitman 3 as a live game and the launch date is just the beginning of this new journey. According to de Pascale, the team behind the game has already started working on adding Ray-Tracing support to the game, and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X|S consoles will surely receive this feature when it’s ready to launch.

IO Interactive had already revealed that Ray-Tracing support will be added to the PC version as well, sometime after the game’s launch. Now, this might be a little bit concerning for PS5 owners as the developer hasn’t talked about a Ray-Tracing update for Sony’s new console yet, but since PS5 supports this feature similar to Xbox consoles, the developers will probably bring it to Sony’s 9th-gen gaming platform as well.

While part of the development team will continue supporting Hitman 3, probably a major part is now working on Project 007, a brand new IP from IO Interactive that was revealed a few months earlier.

Aside from its successful financial launch, Hitman 3 also received some spectacular reviews from various outlets around the world. Kris Cornelisse from DualShockers gave it an 8 out of 10, even though it isn’t the type of game he would like usually.

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Hitman 3 is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia, Switch, PSVR, and PC.

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