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(Pocket-lint) - In 2022, you'll be able to don your PCVR headset and step into the shoes of Agent 47 for a very different Hitman experience. That's right, in a future update Hitman 3 is getting support for PC virtual reality to go alongside the current support for PlayStation VR.  

IO Interactive has posted an update on its site about the planned Year 2 updates for the game. Those updates include new maps, extra storylines and modes and more. Performance-wise, Hitman 3 is getting ray tracing support on PC to make it look even more glorious. 

The most interesting part of the planned update is the support for more virtual reality headsets though. The studio has posted a teaser video highlighting some of the updates and in that video, there's a segment showing off gamers playing in VR.

In that segment, you can see Hitman 3 being played with a Valve Index and Oculus Rift S.

We have to admit, the idea of playing Hitman not only in first person but also in VR is massively appealing and probably very visceral too. 

With the ability to play all the missions, you've essentially got over 20 locations to explore and get lost in too. 

IO Interactive explains the experience nicely:

"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."

The appeal of Hitman has always been the sandbox style of the design, the choice you have in how you play and the what tools you use to eliminate your target. Now you're getting an even more hands-on experience in that process. 

For now, you'll just have to wait with bated breath until the update releases in January 2021. 

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Writing by Adrian Willings. Originally published on 7 August 2020.
  • Source: Announcing HITMAN VR Enter a World of Virtual Reality - ioi.dk
  • Source: HITMAN 3 - Year 2 Announcement - ioi.dk
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