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Hitman to add HDR support this month

Except on older Xbox Ones.

Hitman is coming to retail at the end of the month and the game will receive a free update adding HDR (High Dynamic Range) support to Io Interactive's assassination adventure.

This will make the lighting more dynamic as bright areas will become more blindingly bright, while dark areas will be like Agent Cooper's coffee: blacker than midnight on a moonless night.

Agent 47's brilliant bald head will be shinier than ever after this update.

"As an example, think of 47 in a dark room looking out a bright window. Without HDR you would not be able make out what's outside, whereas with HDR you can simultaneously see details inside the room and outside the window," explained Io programmer Anders Wang Kristensen.

"Another extreme example is the sun. Without HDR we could not render the sun brighter than a white piece of paper, so we had to 'simulate' the sun being blinding. With HDR we can draw the sun several times brighter, so that it is actually close to being blinding, just like in real life."

Io noted on Twitter that this update will only be available on PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S and PC. In other words, everything except for the original Xbox One.

Of course you'll need a TV or monitor that supports HDR for this update to even make a difference. How many of you have the kit to enjoy this fancy schmancy future tech?

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