The full game will also be playable in PlayStation VR on PS5 via backwards compatibility.
Along with showcasing new gameplay for Hitman 3, IO Interactive also provided details for the PS5 version on the PlayStation Blog. To recap, 4K/60 FPS with HDR support and a free PS5 upgrade for PS4 owners, both physical and digital, have been confirmed. The stealth title will also utilize DualSense on the PS5 with all of its guns supporting the adaptive triggers.
As an example, automatic weapons provide realistic recoil with each bullet fired and each weapon’s haptic feedback is associated with a unique sound profile. “Essentially, we’re emulating what it feels like to fire a specific weapon in the same way that we’re replicating how each weapon sounds,” says communications manager Travis Barbour.
There’s also a unique function when using sniper rifles. Pressing R2 will eventually result in a “tension point”. The world will slow down as the Focus effect comes into play and you’ll need to apply more pressure to pull the trigger, resulting in a satisfying “click.” Barbour also reiterated full support with PlayStation VR which also supports locations from previous games.
However, Hitman 3 in PlayStation VR can also be enjoyed on the PlayStation 5, albeit through backwards compatibility with the PS4 version. To that end, all PS5 owners will receive a free digital copy of the PS4 version to properly accommodate them. Hitman 3 is out on January 20th 2021 for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, PC and Google Stadia with the cloud version coming to Nintendo Switch later.