Hitman 3 Runs Great On Xbox Series X And PS5

There's a slight resolution bump on Xbox Series X, but it's a very minor advantage.


Hitman 3 is now available across a variety of systems, including both Xbox Series X and PS5. Eurogamer's Digital Foundry put the different versions of the game through their paces, and it found Microsoft's system to have a slight resolution advantage. However, that doesn't mean that the PS5 isn't offering a great experience, too.

Both the Xbox Series X and PS5 both run the game targeting 60fps gameplay, as does the weaker Xbox Series S system. While the Xbox Series X hits native 4K resolution, it's 1800p on PS5 and 1080p on Series S.

Curiously, despite having a little more power under the hood--that may account for the resolution advantage--the Xbox Series X version of Hitman 3 occasionally runs at a lower frame rate than the PS5, dropping down slightly below 60fps in one mission. But shadow quality is slightly better on Xbox Series X, too, so the differences really even out.

Hitman 3 concludes the World of Assassination trilogy that IO Interactive began with the Hitman reboot in 2016. The game supports the importing of levels from both previous games in the trilogy, and this is free for those who own them already. On PC, this isn't the case for Hitman 2, but Epic Games and IO Interactive are looking into making that possible, as well.

The game might just be the best in the series. In our Hitman 3 review, Phil Hornshaw praised how it made the series' best elements even better while still managing to subvert our expectations.

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