Hitman: Absolution Gains Steamworks and DirectX 11 Support
IO Interactive's upcoming Hitman: Absolution is set to arrive on November 20, but when it does PC gamers will be in for a treat. The studio announced the PC version of Hitman: Absolution will include Steamworks and DirectX 11 support, both of which should make gamers very happy. Steamworks support means the ability to save your game to the cloud for easy access on any other computer, plus an easier way to download patches and Steam overlay to talk with friends. It also means no need for a disc after it is installed, if you get the disc copy that is, which is just something nice to see in this day and age.
As for the DirectX 11 support, the Glacial 2 engine powering Absolution is capable of bokeh filtering, tessellation, and increased texture resolution. AMD users will even be able to benefit from Eyefinity and HD3D, provided your system is capable of handling the increased demand. IO Interactive's Jonas Meyers says the developer wants the PC version of Absolution to "look as awesome as possible" and that it "looks ten times more awesome on the PC." That is good news indeed, especially since PCs have so much more horsepower than current consoles.
You can check out the brief rundown of the PC features in Hitman: Absolution below.
PC only features:
- Increased texture resolution
- Increased gesture resolution
- Higher shadow Map resolution
- Full mouse and key support
- Optimised PC user interface
- Optimised for low and high end PCs
- Steamworks integration including Steam cloud saves
DX11 only features:
- Global illumination
- Bokeh filtering
- Eyefinity support
- HD3D support