Hitman 3 Trailer Shows Off The Trilogy In Irresistibly Goofy VR

Hitman 3 Trailer Shows Off The Trilogy In Irresistibly Goofy VR
Gif: IO Interactive

The Hitman series does a great job walking a fine line between very serious murder heisting and utterly ridiculous physics simulator. This juxtaposition is on perfectly display in the new Hitman 3 trailer showing off the game’s VR mode.

For those not content to meddle in the lives of strangers in third-person, Hitman 3, as well as the previous two games, will be playable in VR for those who have access to a PlayStation VR headset. This enables you to try blending in while flailing your VR arms around like someone drunk at a party.

The game looks extra atmospheric in this heightened first-person point-of-view, and at times extra absurd, like when enemies don’t seem to spot you out of the corner of their eye, or while slamming a grand piano cover on an old lady’s head.

If you already have a PSVR headset and a PS4, playing Hitman 3 VR is straightforward enough. If you’ve upgraded to PS5, you’ll need to use the PS4 version of the game (which comes free with the PS5 version) and have requested a special PSVR adaptor for the next-gen hardware directly from Sony. A bit complicated, but worth it if you really want to feel like you’re stepping into the shoes of a clownish serial killer.


  • The graphics have to be sacrificed a lot to run on a PS4 and PSVR headset. Hitman is GPU intensive due to its AI scripting is running off the graphics chip.

    The textures and lighting looked off, I think I would get motion sick.

    The race track scene had lots of missing texture and assets, the steel pillar looked like leather. Lighting and fine textures gone.

    Needs to be VR on PC.

    • Absolutely. I’ve put an unhealthy amount of hours into 1 and 2, and can’t for the life of me think of why they’re not bringing this to a proper VR platform.

  • Missed opportunity not using the Move controllers. I really enjoy hitman and have PSVR and PS5 but doubt I’ll be using VR much for anything other then a quick scout for curiosity sake. I can’t see it being very smooth.

  • looks like a bit of fun, but probably won’t be fully realized until PS5VR comes out, or is released on PC VR.

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