Hitman 3 is going into VR with it bring all of the new and old locations from this version of the Hitman franchise into the mix
If you were not able to catch the big PlayStation State Of Play event yesterday, then you may have missed out on an interesting announcement for Hitman 3. We did not get much in the way of new locations or changes up for the IP from IO Interactive but the announcement that we will have the option to play it all in PSVR. Yeah, we will be able to pull off all of those over-the-top kills in Hitman 3 from the true perspective of Agent 47 and feel the garroting wire wrapping around our victim’s throats. Well, at least as much as we can in VR given the limitations the hardware still faces here. Nonetheless, it is a cool way to experience the game.
The more interesting aspect of all of this is the fact that we will also be able to replay ALL of the locations in this version of Hitman in VR too. That is more than twenty different locations from around the World of Assassination we can go back and play in VR too. We will need to load them all through Hitman 3, but that is an insanely small ask to be able to replay the whole thing in VR and practice some of your assassination skills in VR. Wait… maybe this is not the best of ideas if we look at it as a training system instead of a fun VR game. As if anyone would ever do that…
Hitman 3 — VR Announcement
We are excited to reveal that Hitman 3 will launch with VR support! We’ve been working on this for a while and now we’re ready to share the first details of what to expect when you virtually step into Agent 47’s world. Take a look at Hitman 3 in VR right now with our latest trailer:
Hitman 3 will support PlayStation VR at launch in January 2021 – but it’s not only Hitman 3 locations that are supported. Every location from the World of Assassination trilogy can be enjoyed in VR.
We’re talking more than 20+ locations across all three games that can be explored and experienced in an entirely new way. As a reminder, we revealed in the Hitman 3 Announcement that it will be possible to ‘import’ locations that you own from the previous two Hitman games into Hitman 3. You’ll need to launch locations from Hitman 3 to play them in VR. We’re working to finalize the specifics for how PSVR owners can enjoy Hitman in VR, and we’ll have more details to share in the months ahead.
Whether you’re in the mood to dress as Helmut Kruger and walk the catwalk in Paris, infiltrate a bank vault in New York, or even if you just want to relax and listen to the waves gently crashing on the beaches of Sapienza – you can do it all in VR!
Playing in VR will literally change the way you play with a first-person perspective that lets you immerse yourself into the game world. Stand face-to-face with your targets, blend-in to a busy crowd to overhear conversations, and interact with the game world using your hands. For example, imagine that you’ve picked up a frying pan and you sneak up on a guard. You can swing the frying pan in whatever angle you want to knock them out – and then use it to deflect bullets that are fired as you make your escape.
Hitman VR will immerse you into the World of Assassination in a unique way and we can’t wait to see the creative ideas and playthroughs our creative community can come up with when they get their hands on the game in January next year. We’re already looking forward to sharing more details about our VR support for Hitman 3!
How are you feeling about getting to play all of Hitman in VR and will it be a good idea? Do you think it will make things easier or harder in the full scope of the game? Could this be that slippery slope that keeps getting brought up for video games or just some extra fun in general? Let us all know down in the comments and then feel free to discuss it all. If there is more for Hitman 3, we will add it to the site for you. Just be sure to keep coming back here for all of that and much more.