Hitman: Blood Money and Absolution Get Facelift in HD Enhanced Collection

Hitman: Blood Money and Absolution Get Facelift in HD Enhanced Collection

One classic and a friend are getting a remaster from IO Interactive.

Christmas might be over, but there are still opened presents underneath our tree! Today, IO Interactive surprised with the announcement of Hitman HD Enhanced Collection. The remaster collection bumps up Hitman: Blood Money and Hitman: Absolution to 4K resolution and 60 fps. Even better, you won't have to wait all that long for the collection's release; it's coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 11, 2019.

The Legacy trailer for Hitman covers some kills from Blood Money and Absolution.

"We’re very happy with this collection and how we were able to update and remaster two of our classic Hitman titles for modern consoles," said IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak on the official IO Interactive blog. "Hitman: Blood Money and Hitman: Absolution have helped us on our journey to where we are today, and we’re looking forward to players enjoying them in 4K and 60 fps."

It's a bit interesting that neither of the first three titles—Hitman: Codename 47, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, or Hitman: Contracts—are getting the remaster treatment. That said, IO Interactive is a small studio and folks didn't give the recent Hitman 2 release the love it deserved, so maybe this is just the start. Hitman HD Enhanced Collection will feature a host of improvements, according to IO Interactive:

  • 4K visuals at 60 frames per second
  • Increased texture resolution
  • Upgraded texture formats
  • Super-sampling
  • Upscale support
  • Heightened shadow map and mirror resolutions
  • Improved lighting
  • Updated controls for a more fluid experience

One thing missing in the announcement is the price of Hitman HD Enhanced Collection, and whether PC users will be getting the listed improvements at all. We reached out to get some clarification on the matter.

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