Hitman 3 runs in 4K on Xbox Series X, but at 1800p on PS5

Hitman 3, the latest installment in the Agent 47 trilogy, was released last week. Performance lives up to expectations on next-gen consoles, but the Xbox Series X runs the game in 4K while the PlayStation 5 is limited to 1800p.

With Hitman 3, the Danish studio IO Interactive has just concluded one of the most popular stealth game trilogies in the world. The game puts the player in the shoes of Agent 47 to complete assassination contracts with the utmost discretion. Hitman 3 was released on January 20 on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It is also playable via cloud gaming on Google Stadia and Nintendo Switch.

Screenshot of Hitman 3
Screenshot of Hitman 3 – Credit: IO Interactive

The players are unanimous, as evidenced by the first reviews of the title from IO Interactive. Performance is excellent on all platforms and the game obviously runs at almost constant 60FPS on next-gen consoles. Nevertheless, the Xbox Series X trumps the PlayStation 5 that we tested with one detail.

Hitman 3 has better graphics on the Xbox Series X

Digital Foundry, which has already tested the performance of the PS5 and the Xbox Series X, has just shared a new video on YouTube. It’s about a Hitman 3 comparison between PS5 and Xbox Series X / S. According to the results of their test, Hitman 3 runs at 4K at 60FPS on the Xbox Series X. The Xbox Series S also reaches 60FPS, but at 1080p of course.

However, the PlayStation 5 seems to be limited to 1800p when running Hitman 3. This corresponds to a resolution of 3200 x 1800, between 4K and 1440p. Moreover, the textures are in ultra quality for the two next-gen consoles, but the Xbox Series X displays “High” quality shadows while the shadows displayed on the PS5 are “Medium” quality. For its part, the Xbox Series S displays shadows in “Low” quality.

Of course, the difference in image definition or shadow quality between the PS5 and the Xbox Series X is not obvious. It remains nevertheless a difference that benefits Microsoft console players. Finally, the performance of Hitman 3 is also excellent on the consoles of the previous generation with 60 FPS on the PS4 Pro and 30FPS on the PS4 and Xbox One, all at 1080p.

Source : NotebookCheck

Auriane Polge

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