Hitman 3 was transformative with PSVR, allowing you to play the entire World of Assassination trilogy from a whole new perspective. But it had its fair share of limitations, mainly due to the primitive technology of Sony’s headphones and their old PS move motion wands Combine that with gameplay being restricted to the PlayStation 4 version of the game, and there were obvious drawbacks.
However, IO Interactive hasn’t given up its efforts and will release a PC VR update for the major headsets next week. All this bodes well for the possibility of a PSVR2 port, of course. The very good news is that the Danish developer hasn’t simply rested on its laurels: it has actually repeated its work with PSVR to add new systems and mechanics.
You can now throw items organically, for example, which makes a lot of sense for Hitman games. Due to how the game was programmed, you can throw either the sidearm or the armpit, depending on what the context demands. You also have full control over both hands, allowing you to engage in fights and fist fights with NPCs.
The studio hasn’t said yet if it will support PSVR2 when it launches, but we’d be surprised if it doesn’t carry all this work over to PS5 and Sony’s new headset. The world of Hitman offers some of the best virtual touring you can find on PlayStation, so we sincerely hope that Sony has the developer on speed dial and has arranged a port for its next-gen VR kit.