Hitman 3 Developer IO Interactive Confirms Nintendo Switch Launch

Published 01/17/2021, 3:01 PM EST


The world of Agent 47 is reaching a conclusion with the finale of the trilogy, Hitman 3, releasing on Jan 20th. IO Interactive has promised to deliver an unforgettable experience with this iteration of the game and it will be available across PC,  PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Stadia.

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Moreover, a report by VGC claims that IO Interactive will also release the game on Nintendo Switch alongside other platforms on January 20th.

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IO Interactive shared a Tweet to announce Hitman 3’s arrival

Players who own a Nintendo Switch device will also be able to play the last entry of the Hitman series. However, the gaming studio has officially announced only the launch of the game. It is still speculative how the game will work on the Nintendo Switch, although the platform has previously used cloud version to run a couple major titles.

Cloud computing to run the game on Switch?

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It is safe to assume that the game will make use of cloud computing that will enable gamers to play the game. Several major titles have already made use of this to enable Nintendo Switch users to play their games. It includes major titles in Resident Evil 7, Assassin’s Creed Odessey and Control.

Action game, ‘Control’  first demands users to test out their device and internet signals with a 5-minute tutorial. After which it prompts users to purchase an Access Pass to play the game. Hitman 3 could join the ranks of all these games, if it also offers a cloud variant for Switch users following the announcement.

The world of gaming is certainly moving towards cloud computing, and it could soon become our reality. If cloud gaming takes over the game’s ecosystem, then gamers would step into a new realm where no title would be out of their reach.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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