Nvidia announced this today hitman 3 (opens in new tab) and Marvel’s Midnight Sun (opens in new tab) are getting some extra love for increasing the frame rate in the form of DLSS 3 support on January 26 for systems equipped with RTX 40 series graphics cards. The timing works out well, as both games have a pretty nice DLC launch on the same day.
DLSS 3 with Frame Generation promises up to 4x higher frame rate for RTX 40 series GPUs (opens in new tab). It does this by taking advantage of the GPU’s new ‘optical flow accelerator’. It looks at the frame data and uses AI to generate more frames, improving the performance of your games. Basically, it lets your RTX graphics card punch above its weight class using the power of AI to generate full frames without actually rendering anything. And it’s just magic.
In addition to DLSS Frame Generation, Hitman 3 and Midnight Suns also benefit from Reflex, Nvidia’s latency-busting feature, which aims to make games as responsive as possible when it comes to overall system performance.
Both games previously supported DLSS 2, with added ray-tracing support to necessitate such AI upscaling to deliver something like decent gaming performance when enabled. Nvidia said another game getting a DLSS 3 boost is the sci-fi adventure game Deliver us Mars (opens in new tab)– which debuted on our PC gaming show – ahead of its February 2 launch day.
The DLSS 3 support comes to Hitman 3 just in time for the release of the highly anticipated Freelancer mode (opens in new tab), which had slowed down from last year. It is a roguelike mode where you have to take down various criminal enterprises through creative assassinations from your customizable base.
Midnight Suns also launches the ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Undead DLC’ featuring Deadpool as a playable character (opens in new tab) on the same day in case you felt like battling some vampires and hearing funny dialogues.
The same driver update released by Nvidia today will also bring support for DLSS 2 to Forspoken and Dead Space when it launches this Friday, which is good news for those of us rocking RTX 30-series GPUs who need some extra performance to have.
You can download the latest Game Ready driver from here (opens in new tab).