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Hitman's Xbox One X visuals revealed in new trailer [updated]

It's the same day as the Xbox One X launches and brings with it a lot of enhancements. However, instead of releasing a trailer which showcased the Xbox One X improvements, Square Enix just released the Game of the Year Edition trailer with standard footage. Luckily, Microsoft heard fans loud and clear and today posted another trailer showcasing the upgraded visuals. The Xbox One X version offers a lot of upgrades over the PlayStation 4 Pro.

Hitman on Xbox One X includes a native 4K resolution mode called "High Detail." This substantially upgrades the visuals and they look incredibly crisp. Aside from that, there's a "High Frame Rate" mode which features 60 FPS gameplay. It's unclear what the resolution for this mode is but it might be 1440p or 1080p. There's also HDR support for certain displays which makes colors pop.

That's not all though, there are other enhancements like better textures, better filtering, and enhanced shadows. If you look at the trailer, you can see the increased detail and upgrades to lighting. It would be great if Microsoft posted a comparison video with the standard Xbox One for such games to give gamers a clearer understanding of the changes.

In Hitman you take on the role of the infamous Agent 47. As Agent 47, you perform contract hits on powerful, high-profile targets in an intense spy thriller which takes you around the world. As you complete missions, you gain access to powerful new weapons and items. You'll have to learn the tools of the trade as you earn your way to "Silent Assassin" status. Hitman features a lot of content so be sure to check out our review to learn more about the game. If you're interested in the title, check it out at retailers right now because everyone gets the Xbox One X upgrades for free.

Update 11/22/17: Digital Foundry recently conducted an analysis on Hitman and found that aside from offering a resolution boost on Xbox One X, the game features better ambient occlusion and other effects when compared to the PlayStation 4 Pro. Unlike the 1440p PlayStation 4 Pro version, Hitman on Xbox One X runs at native 4K if you chose the better resolution option. If you opt for the performance mode, the resolution only drops down to 1440p and matches the PlayStation 4 Pro's maximum. It's great too see developers taking advantage of the 1.8 teraflops advantage Microsoft's console has over Sony's machine. Hopefully this trend will continue in the future and the difference will be more pronounced as developers get used to coding for the Xbox One X.

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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.

14 Comments
  • those textures still suck. damn. 
  • Yeah, just like your mom... 
  • Lucky dad. So where's the problem?
  • Watch it on a 4K screen which i guess u don't have, u won't be hating like that then.
  • Don’t know why but this website works really bad on safari in iOS 11.1.
    Is there a video? It doesn’t show up here.
  • I take it you'll need to buy the GOTY edition to get the 4k upgrade?  I am getting a little confused with all of the re-releases and available Xbox One X enhanced games.
  • no, you get all the graphical updates for free in a patch
  • Original game looks great, with x1x support 4k its gonna be amazing, cant wait
  • The PS4 Pro is seriously going to get destroyed in every Digital Foundry comparison by the One X :O
  • Just as an aside, the Quantum Break X update is live. Takes the game from 47Gb to 102Gb!! With the tv episodes installed to the game now takes up 178Gb. Might need to buy another external lol
  • WoW
  • have the TV shows been updated to 4K? I remember they were around 70GB in HD
  • Can I turn on High Detail mode AND High Frame Rate mode, or is it a choice between the two on One X? With original consoles being in both low detail and low frame rate
  • "Square Enix just released .." This has nothing to do with Square Enix- its IO Interactive