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Hitman 3 analysis shows Xbox Series X advantage over PS5

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An analysis of Hitman 3 reveals that it runs at 4K on Xbox Series X and 1800p on PS5. 

In the video below, Digital Foundry takes an in-depth look at Hitman 3, which only just launched yesterday across both current and next-gen consoles. In the video, it's revealed that while Xbox Series X is capable of running Hitman 3 at a native 4K resolution, the PS5 version drops the resolution down slightly to 1800p, while the Xbox Series S supports a 1080p resolution.

However, that is the only significant difference between the consoles. For instance, in frame rate department, it's actually neck and neck between all three next-gen consoles. PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S all support Hitman 3 running at 60FPS, which "barely wavers" from start to finish, according to the report from Digital Foundry. The only slight exception to this is the mission-based in Mendoza, Argentina, where Xbox consoles would run between 50 and 60FPS on the outskirts of the mission area.

Across PS4 and Xbox One, it's a stable 30FPS for Hitman 3, with one exception. The PS4 Pro can support IO Interactive's new game at 60FPS with a 1080p resolution.

If you're wondering what we made of IO Interactive's conclusion to the World of Assassination Trilogy, you can head over to our full Hitman 3 review, which we've deemed to be a "slick and entertaining conclusion to the trilogy."

There's plenty to delve into in IO's new game, and we've got a complete array of guides to help you through each and every mission. For starters, you can head over to our Hitman 3 tips guide for a basic overview of the game, or there's our guide to all Hitman 3 Mission Stories and assassinations, which walks you through completing every story-driven mission in the game.

If you've powered through IO's third game in the series already, you should head over to our Hitman 3 secret ending guide, which helps you unlock a pretty integral part of the sequel.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.