Developers IO Interactive plans on rolling out HDR support to Hitman on PC and PS4/PS4 Pro and Xbox One S (But not in Xbox One) on January 31ST. This new update will allow the game to take advantage of premium HDR displays, enabling the game to better showcase bright and dark seen as well as better simulate explosions, the sun and other details in bright environments.
Anders Wang Kristensen, the chief programmer at IO Interactive, commented:
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.
This new Hitman update will available on all platforms on January 31st, supporting the Xbox One S, PS4, PS4 Pro, and PC.