IO Interactive has today announced that Hitman 3 will be released on both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on 20th January 2021, and you will receive a free PS5 upgrade if you purchase the digital PS4 version. You won't need to spend any extra cash on a special edition or cross-gen version -- the upgrade is included in every copy of the digital version.
A Deluxe Edition will be available for purchase though, which includes Deluxe Escalations, extra in-game items and suits, and a digital soundtrack. But anyone who pre-orders Hitman 3 will get their hands on the Trinity Pack. Nine items are included, each themed around a different entry in the rebooted series.
IO Interactive signs off on its blog post by clarifying that the free PS5 upgrade is for digital users: "On PlayStation, when you buy a digital PS4 version of Hitman 3 from the PlayStation Store, you can download the PS5 version at no extra cost when it launches." It doesn't look like the physical version of the game will include a free upgrade, unless the developer has more details to share down the line. Don't forget that Hitman 3 also bundles in complete PlayStation VR support for the entire rebooted series.