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.
- 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.