Hitman 3 is set to deliver a bonus to owners of the previous two games; the entire Hitman trilogy will be squeezed into under 100GB of hard drive space.
That might not sound like a big deal, but both Hitman 1 and 2 use at least 110GB of hard space each. Fitting Hitman 1, 2 and 3 into 100GB is a significant saving especially since, on Xbox Series S/X and PlayStation 5, SSD space is at a premium.
This little tidbit was revealed by a verified IO Interactive developer, posting on the ResetEra forums. “Because of data management and file structures and how we deliver the game.. we could remove duplicate data,” the developer explains.
So does this mean you’ll come back to your console and discover your Hitman 1 and 2 installations have shrunk? Probably not. The developer in question is likely referring to the ability to play Hitman 1 and 2 from within Hitman 3, the levels and data being imported into that title.
So, if you’re not planning on buying Hitman 3 you won’t see the benefit. But if you do own the digital version of those titles (it’s not clear how, if at all this’ll apply to disc-based versions) you’ll be able to delete Hitman 1 and 2 and have the whole murder-sandbox trilogy crammed into one sub-100GB title.
You can dive into Hitman 3 when it’s released this January 20th.