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Hitman HD Enhanced Collection announced for Xbox One, achieves 4K 60 FPS on Xbox One X

A few weeks ago, a listing for a "Hitman HD Enhanced Collection" appeared on various European retailers. A lot of individuals attributed this to an error because these games are already backward compatible, but it turns out IO Interactive is rereleasing them. The studio issued the following statement on its website today.

Today we're happy and excited to announce Hitman HD Enhanced Collection, a compilation of two classic Hitman titles remastered in 4K resolution: Hitman: Blood Money and Hitman: Absolution. It will be available digitally January 11, 2019, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Both games can be played in 4K resolution and 60 FPS, including many other improvements that bring these two classic titles into 2019 with the attention and love that they deserve.

It seems like a lot of the features available on PC are coming to the Xbox One X version. You can take a look at some of the changes below. 4K resolution will only be supported on the Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro, contrary to the statement provided on the website.

  • 4K 60 FPS visuals.
  • Increased texture resolution.
  • Upgraded texture formats.
  • Supersampling.
  • Upscale support.
  • Heightened shadow map and mirror resolutions.
  • Improved lighting.
  • Updated controls for a more fluid experience.

It's unclear how much this remastered collection will cost, but here's hoping that it's not $59.99 because these titles are quite old. Plus, Hitman 2 just came out and is already available for substantially less.

In Hitman: Blood Money, you experience a globe-trotting adventure from the vineyards of Chile, to the Paris Opera House and even the White House itself in a face-off against a group of assassins known as "The Franchise."

Hitman: Absolution is a deep and personal story of Agent 47 as he pursues redemption across almost a dozen intense missions. If you haven't played either, be sure to check them out.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

5 Comments
  • Hey, IOI, how about you fix Hitman 2 before releasing the next game. I can understand you needing more money because of low sales of Hitman 2, but we (the customers that actually bought Hitman 2 at launch) surely won't give you money to release more games before even addressing all the issues of the current title.
  • what is wrong with it?
  • It doesn't matter anymore if you are trespassing. And AI doesn't turn heads anymore. They don't even hear another person being smashed by an object right next to them.
  • im not aware of any of those bugs actually. im pretty sure if trespassing was broken that it would be fixed rather quick, considering patches are released all the time. and as the paying customer you are, I would argue that you receive better support through regular updates than in any other game already. in addition, I dont think I understand why IO cant release new things, or in this case, old things before fixing every bug in hitman2. its not like people can only work on a single thing.
  • There are some true statements in both the OP's post and your response -Hitman 2 IS a broken mess, though this trespassing bug I cannot corroborate. On PC the game crashes to the desktop ALL the time, and loses FPS for no reason.
    -IOI can work on other stuff while fixing hitman, with WB backing it they will probably contract it out anyway.