Developer Gives All the Details A Head of The Game’s Release Next Week
IO Interactive wants to ensure that you are ready for Hitman 3‘s release this week on Jan. 20. The developer has released a new post on their website, detailing a Pre-Launch Guide.
For Starters, Hitman 3 will be available on 20 January 2021 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, Stadia, Nintendo Switch and PC.
After having confirmed that the Hitman 3 Cloud Version will release on Nintendo Switch alongside the other platforms just a few days ago, they reiterated this news their blog post:
“We’re happy to confirm that the Nintendo Switch version of HITMAN 3 will also launch on 20 January. The Switch version of HITMAN 3 is playable via cloud streaming technology. A stable and permanent internet connection is required to play.”
For those wondering, here is when you can expect Hitman 3 to drop:
“HITMAN 3 will release simultaneously on all platforms at 13:00 UTC on 20 January 2021. To see the exact release time in your timezone, follow this link. This release time will ensure that the IOI teams in Copenhagen and Malmö are best-placed to ensure a smooth launch. At that time, digital copies will be available to play and the games servers will be online.”
They note that it will be possible to pre-load the game on PlayStation and Xbox platforms, but the PC version will only be downloadable at the specified time above.
There will be a day one patch for anyone purchasing a physical copy of the game:
“HITMAN 3 will require a day one patch for all disc users. The day one patch will be automatically applied to digital players. This patch will include access to the VR mode for PlayStation users and will include the remaining locations that are not included on the disc.”
The game will take up approximately 60-70 GB of storage space on all platforms, with the exceptions of Stadia and Switch as they will be running on cloud-based versions. The download includes the additional Hitman 1 and Hitman 2 content, though it will only be accessible to those who own the two previous games.
To sum up, your options include cloud-based versions for Nintendo Switch and Stadia, both your standard and VR experience on the PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 versions of the game, as well as standard releases on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. There will also be definitive edition available for purchase on most platforms.
For all the latest info on Hitman 3, keep an eye on COGconnected as the game is rapidly approaching.