Discuss performance and optimisation of Hitman 2 on PC and consoles here! There are 4 months still left for launch so we can just speculate for now!
Season 1 was CPU intensive and performance while not being very good at launch was stabilized by patches almost every month. It runs better on AMD hardware compared to Nvidia most probably because of their partnership with them. NPCs took a big part of the processing power as seen from levels/locations like Marrakech which had thousands of NPCs and hence is the most demanding level of the game.
There are going to be even more NPCs in levels from Hitman 2 with the NPC count of Miam being around 2000(not sure though) confirmed by IOI.
Steam mentioned requirements are same as S1 and considering the fact that pretty much every feature is improved and/or upgraded there’s a good chance for the optimization to be improved as well!
As of consoles the game ran at 1080p and 900p on PS4 and Xbox One respectively. On PS4 Colorado and Hokkaido ran at 60fps at all times, Paris and Sapienza at about 40-45 and Marrakech and Bangkok at 30-40. Keep in mind I play on the PS4 and the stats are from my experience, so don’t hesitate to correct something you think is false! A patch was released for PS4 Pro systems which made the game run at 4k resolution but at a locked framerate at 30 or a high performance mode which runs the game at standard 1080p(or maybe 1440? I’m not sure, will edit soon!) resolution but at a higher framerate. I haven’t played on the Xbox though so I can’t write anything about it but if an Xbox user is kind enough to give details I’ll add them here! Similar to Pro an Xbox One X patch was released as well following the system’s release.
It’s very impressive the game manages to run at 60 fps on consoles even if in certain parts ! There are very few games in this category let alone the whole library which manage to run at 60 or even(on PS4) 1080p combined!( Battlefield 1 ran at 900p/60).
The only other games with stealth and sophisticated AI I can think of are MGS:V: smooth 1080/60 fp all times, (considered black magic by some!) and Sniper Elite 4 which managed to run at at least 40-45 fps on all levels!
So how do you think Hitman 2’s performance/optimization will turn out?