Hitman will be equipped with High Dynamic Range (HDR) support from January 31, 2017, developer IO Interactive has announced.
The HDR update will be released to coincide with the upcoming physical edition of Hitman Season One for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One, and allows for enhanced visuals for compatible displays.
"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.”
In addition to HDR, the first season of Hitman, which originally debuted via episodic format early last year, is compatible with PlayStation 4 Pro offering 4K resolution. Be sure to read our Hitman Season One review to find out of Agent 47’s latest globetrotting outing is worth your hard-earn cash.