Reloaded’ Revealed, “rebuilt from the bottom up” Solely for Quest 3

IO Interactive and UK-based studio XR Games introduced they’re bringing a brand new model of stealth-action sport Hitman 3 solely to Meta Quest 3 this summer time.

Hitman 3 got here together with VR help for the unique PSVR at launch in 2021, later bringing Agent 47’s most up-to-date exploits to PC VR headsets with the Home windows model a couple of months later.

Now, a model referred to as Hitman 3 VR: Reloaded is slated to reach solely on Quest 3, which is described as have been “[r]ebuilt from the bottom up for VR,” together with a utterly overhauled person interface and “enhanced motion mechanics” past the variations for PSVR and PC VR headsets.

It’s additionally set to incorporate twin weapon-wielding (lastly), enhanced interactive environments, extra locomotion choices, and different visible enhancements—chief of which is a brand new cel-shaded artwork type, which ought to assist reduce down on the intensive compute load that the sport’s dense crowds and huge maps have been positive to trigger on Quest 3.

In collaboration with IO Interactive, Hitman 3 VR: Reloaded is being overhauled for Quest 3 by XR Video games, which can be identified for having introduced a lot of titles to varied VR headsets over time, together with the upcoming Zombie Army VR from Rise up, in addition to previous titles Zombieland VR: Headshot Fever, Jurassic World Aftermath, Shadow Level, and Offended Birds Below Stress VR.

“We’re excited to accomplice with IO Interactive to convey HITMAN 3 VR: Reloaded to life on the Meta Quest 3,” mentioned Bobby Thandi, Founder and CEO of XR Video games. “Our groups have labored tirelessly to convey this enormous AAA franchise to VR. We knew the HITMAN viewers demanded the best possible VR expertise, and solely the Meta Quest 3 may energy such giant environments, dense crowds and emergent sandbox gameplay. With dual-wielding, a shocking new art-style, new options and enhancements, we imagine HITMAN 3 VR: Reloaded will set a brand new normal for bringing AAA franchises to Meta Quest.”

Regardless of the case, we’re hoping it does a good bit to repair among the porting points we bear in mind from the PC VR-supported model of the sport, which gamers have ranked ‘Mostly Negative’ on Steam.

There’s no precise launch date for Hitman 3 VR: Reloaded but, with the studios saying it ought to launch someday in Summer time 2024. Within the meantime, you possibly can pre-order Hitman 3 VR: Reloaded for Quest 3 here.

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