Square Enix has announced that the first season of Hitman content will be getting High Dynamic Range (HDR) support on the Xbox One S later this month. Rolling out in an update scheduled for January 31, the feature's addition will significantly expand the range of both contrast and color displayed on HDR-enabled displays.

As announced on the game's official Twitter account, the entire first season of content will be seeing this visual overhaul on HDR-compatible platforms. Coinciding with the game's physical retail release, the addition of HDR support will also be a treat for those only just getting started with the world of assassination.

When it comes to Hitman's improvements with HDR – players can expect to see improvements in all aspects of the game's coloring. As explained by Io-Interactive's Anders Wang Kristensen, HDR will have the greatest effect in the game's darkest and lightest scenarios.

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.

Hitman will join the small but ever-growing list of HDR titles, which is set to continue developing as we move further into 2017. Will you be returning to Hitman to see the game's HDR support? Or just getting started with the physical release? Make sure to let us know in the comments!

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