Hitman3 will launch on January 20, and if you choose to purchase it digitally on current gen platforms, you get a completely free next-gen update.
This means that Xbox owners who choose to download Hitman 3 will be able to launch the Xbox game and Xbox Series X via Microsoft's Smart Delivery service. As Sony doesn 't offer this service, PS4 owners will have to purchase the game digitally, then the IOI developer will allow them to download Hitman 3 on their new and shiny PS5 without coughing up any money.
With many editors choosingfeels like tackling next generation upgrades in different ways, the simplicity of IOI is welcome.
While Microsoft has committed to releasing all of its first-gen games via the Smart Cross-Generation Delivery Service, the console maker has said that third-party publishers can choose to accept or not the service. Sony chose to leave things entirely to the developers instead, with big releases like Cyberpunk 2077 and Destiny 2 offering the same deal as Hitman 3.
Other publishers, however, upgrades from the next generation are all getting a little confusing. As of this writing, it has been confirmed that games like Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and NBA 2K21 will be not offer free next-gen upgrades on either platform , with each franchise costing diff amountserents to upgrade. You can read more about the wonderful world of Smart Delivery, cross-editions and next-gen upgrades here . Don't even get us started on next-gen consoles and backward compatibility on disk….
In less headache news, Hitman 3 looks great, and you can check out a new trailer above. Ahh, that 's better.
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