Hitman to Receive HDR Support for Both PS4 and Xbox One; Patch Coming at the End of Month

Io Interactive took to Twitter to announced that season one of the newly released Hitman will be receiving High Dynamic Range (HDR) support at the end of the month.

The update will happen on January 31, which will also sync up with the physical retail release of the game. Programmer Anders Wang Kristensen gave players a little insight on how the HDR support will affect the way Hitman is played; check it out details down below:

“As an example, think of 47 in a dark room looking out a bright window,” explains Io programmer Anders Wang Kristensen. “Without HDR you would not be able to 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.”

All platforms will receive the HDR support patch simultaneously. Hopefully, users can take advantage of the HDR support with their TV and get cleaner assassinations in the game.