PSVR Support Announced for ‘Hitman III’ on PS4 & PS5, Launching January 2021


Hitman III, the next game in the long running stealth action franchise, has been confirmed to include optional PSVR support for the entire game and World of Assassination trilogy.

Today developer IO Interactive announced that Hitman III will include optional VR support which will allow PSVR players to play the entire World of Assassination trilogy.

The game is set to launch in January 2021 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. There’s no word yet on whether or not the PC version of Hitman III will support PC VR headsets but we’re working to find out.

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  • Mei Ling

    A shame really that this game will be limited by the capabilities of the PSVR.

    The PSVR successor is sorely needed at this point.

    • blue5peed

      I’m just happy that it exists. Its very encouraging to see a studio with the pedigree of IO Interactive experimenting with VR. Lets hope it eventually comes to PCVR too though.

      • VR5

        I’m guessing it will, same as Skyrim and Borderlands 2. The Hitman franchise actually saw a VR game very early (on mobile Gear VR). Similar to how Camouflaj made Republique before Iron Man VR.

        • blue5peed

          Omg I forgot about Hitman Go. Technically Hitman will have 4 VR games after this making it one of the most prolific VR franchises lol.

          Now that I think about it what is the most prolific VR franchise? Maybe Half-Life because you can play every half life game in VR with hands and everything. Doom has great mods too. Surely it’s Lone Echo though, with the main game, two spin-offs plus a squeal on the horizon all built from the ground up for VR.

          Wait what about project cars… lol we have it so good in VR these days.

          • VR5

            Hatsune Miku has a lot of VR titles. But they aren’t comparable in quality to the Echo franchise.

            If we’re talking studios and not just IPs, Bethesda has released a lot. When Elder Scrolls Blades finally gets its promised VR support, that’s two in the same franchise too.

            Survios has to take the cake. No one has such a diverse VR portfolio.

            Twisted Pixels have three VR titles (Wilson’s Heart is an amazing ride).

            Enhance have two and one more upcoming with Humanity (they do optional VR only though).

            My Dearest has several narrative titles; novels, comics and the Chronos series, second one (Altdeus) upcoming.

            Coatsink started in mobile VR but also has accumulated a high count of releases (Esper 1&2, Augmented Empire, They Suspect Nothing, Shadow Point).

            CROTEAM has been porting a lot of their non-VR titles (for example Talos Principle).

            Fast Travel Games and Neat Corporation each have at least 3 titles (Apex Construct and Budget Cuts being their highlights, respectively).

            Squanch Games has 3 titles (Accounting+, Dr. Splorchy and Trover Saves the Universe).

            ARVORE has the Pixel Ripped series and narrative experience The Line.

            Tequila Works has two titles. Ninja Theory have Dexed, Hellblade and were involved with Vader Immortal apparently.

            Insomniac. Very productive in general and 4 VR titles already.

            I’m sure I’m forgetting a lot.

  • 3872Orcs

    Please let there be PCVR support! A tripe AAA game like this will be a must have for most people with a headset if it’s well made and not too watered down from the PSVR version.

  • indi01

    that was…unexpected!

    also interesting that Sony didn’t use this to promote a PSVR2…I think it means it’s either not ready, or they have even better things coming up for that…

    • namekuseijin

      They said long ago psvr2 is in no way coming along PS5 – because there’s no way consoles gamers are buying a pricey new console AND an add-on for the same price or so, like the few pc fanboys do…

      I expect a wonderful new display from psvr2 and eye-tracking with foveated rendering gains to allow for current games in VR. no way that’s going to be cheap when even current top pc headsets don’t get that…

      meanwhile, PS5 extra power could very well provide current psvr sharper images (PS4 struggles even with games on far lower resolution than the display), perhaps native 120Hz, better graphics and perhaps even smoother and more accurate tracking with the new HD Cam – couple that with possible new motion controllers and psvr1 is a powerful VR Trojan horse…

      • Andrew Jakobs

        And let’s not forget, they’ll supply a free adaptor for connecting your camera to the PS5, which also means, you can connect the camera to a PC, which also means it opens up PSVR (cheap VR) for a lot of extra people who already have a PSVR laying around gathering dust.


  • DickDastardly

    IMO this is the greatest bit of VR news since Carmack joined Oculus. Hundreds, if not thousands of hours of amazing VR content in one fantastic trilogy, and if the trailer is representative of gameplay then there’s controller-relative free locomotion too!

    The only thing that can possibly top this will be the announcement that it’s coming to PCVR too.

    • Andrew Jakobs

      But you must own the first 2 games before you actually can use it, and as I gather, it’s not everything from the first 2. But still, it’s great to be able to play the older maps too.

      • DickDastardly

        On the io interactive blurb page they say “it’s not only HITMAN 3 locations that are supported. Every location from the World of Assassination trilogy can be enjoyed in VR” so we know all the maps are playable in VR (for those who own them already). Fingers crossed all the missions and challenges and UGC are playable too as they add essentially infinite content :).

      • gothicvillas

        I played only one chapter from Hitman 2 (some Italian village level). It was nice but I always wished it was vr and didn’t bother to check more levels. Now I will get all trilogy day one. Well worth the investment I think.

  • Rosko

    Well i hope just a timed exclusive for psvr.

  • I’d hazard a guess that PC won’t get Hitman 3’s VR support for at least 6 months after the PSVR. That’s usually a requirement by Sony for a PSVR release.