When Hitman 3 launches in 2021, it will include the entire World of Assassination trilogy, and now it's been revealed that players can see it all in VR on PlayStation as well.
Announced during the Sony State of Play, IO Interactive's much-anticipated stealth sandbox won't just conclude the recent soft reboot of Agent 47's seedy story universe, it will, for the first time ever, let players see it all as Agent 47 himself. Virtual reality support will be available at launch. Because Hitman 3 will also unlock access to Hitman (2016) and Hitman 2 (2018), for previous owners to access them all in one hub it means all three games will be made playable with a headset.
IO Interactive said they're "working to finalize the specifics for how PS VR owners can enjoy Hitman in VR, and [they'll] have more details to share in the months ahead." You can see the first-ever reveal of the series running in VR in the new trailer below.
In a statement, the team revealed how virtual reality will open up avenues for new gameplay mechanics not possible without the peripheral.
"You’ll stand face-to-face with your targets and look them in the eyes, blend-in to a busy crowd and hear the chatter and conversations happening around you and interact with items using your hands. For example, you can swing a frying pan in whatever angle you want to knock out a guard – and then use it to deflect any bullets that are fired at you as you make your escape!"
Of course, Hitman 3 will still allow for standard gameplay too, otherwise called "flat" or "pancake" by VR evangelists. Hitman 3 arrives in January 2021 on cross-gen systems and PC.