Hitman is getting HDR support later this month

By Stephany Nunneley
19 January 2017 21:23 GMT

Sapienza will soon look even more gorgeous thanks to an HDR update coming to Hitman.

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Today, Io-Interactive announced the High Dynamic Range (HDR) update would be made available for Hitman later this month.

Hitamn – The Complete First Season will also support 4K resolution.

So, what exactly will HDR do for Hitman? Io Interactive programmer Anders Wang Kristensen explains:

“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.”

HDR support will be released as a free upgrade for PC, PlayStation 4, PS4 Pro and Xbox One S when the disc version releases on January 31.

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