News – Hitman getting HDR support

January 22, 2017 by  
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Hitman is already a gorgeous game, particularly on the PlayStation Pro with a capable display, but it’s going to get even more gorgeous from January 31st, as the game is receiving High Dynamic Range support via a patch. This will also be available on the disc of the soon to be released physical copy of the game.

For those that don’t understand what this means, HDR allows things like the sun to be a lot brighter, which adds in extra realism to the visuals for those who are lucky enough to have a compatible TV.

”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,” Io-Interactive Programmer Anders Wang Kristensen said in the announcement.

The HDR update will be for PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S, and PC.

Now that all episodes have been released for the game, our very own Louise is currently beavering away on a full review of Hitman, so look out for that soon.

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