On PC, for example, we’ll have the opportunity to experience the adventures of Agent 47 in HitR III in VR … but IO Interactive is going to do much more than that.
The Danes announced on their website what they plan to do with Hitman III in its second year: “Elusive Target Arcade is a brand new game mode that takes the Elusive Target concept to the next level, mixes up the formula and introduces new challenges and unlockable rewards. Arriving in Spring 2022, Freelancer mode is a brand new way to play Hitman III that introduces roguelike elements, strategic planning, and a customizable safehouse.
Hitman VR comes to PC on January 20, and the entire World of Assassination trilogy is fully supported. The Hitman Trilogy Collection will be available digitally as a single package on January 20 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Epic Games Store, Steam, Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, and Game Pass Ultimate. Later in 2022, improvements to Hitman III’s impressive technology will include Ray Tracing, which will create better shadows, reflections, and maps. IO Interactive will also be implementing VRS (Variable Rate Shading) to boost PC performance. In partnership with Intel, IO Interactive will be one of the first development studios in the world to implement XeSS technology.
As highlighted above, Hitman III arrives on Steam to coincide with the start of Year 2 and will have full support for PC VR from day one. Plus, when they become available, all of the technical improvements mentioned earlier, such as Ray Tracing, XeSS and Variable Rate Shading. More details about a new map, which is codenamed “Rocky”, will be revealed later in Year 2,” IO Interactive wrote. So VR, more content, and the Steam version, which will launch in less than a week. The Hitman Trilogy Collection isn’t on the Nintendo Switch: only Hitman III is there, and only in a cloud form.
So the bald assassin will get more love this year, although IO Interactive is now focusing on Project 007.