And pick the new processors
Intel’s Rocket Lake laptop processors are predicted to decline later this month, and the company seems to be giving users an opportunity to upgrade: a free copy of Hitman 3. The uncovered Terms and Conditions paper shows that both the new chips and several existing CPUs will be part of the promotion.
The Hitman 3 promo T&Cs is found by a prolific @momomo_us leaker. The paper mentions a variety of existing and future Intel processors, but it states that they will not always be part of the promotion.
Hitman 3 arrived in January to excellent reviews, with many calling it one of the best entries in the franchise’s twenty-year history.
Trying to tempt consumers into buying the latest CPUs by including recent or upcoming games isn’t a new practice. Intel is still running a promotion started last year that bundles Marvel’s Avenger with certain 9th and 10th-gen processor-based devices—i.e., not the processors themselves—though some retailers included the game with Marvel’s Avengers Collector’s Edition CPUs.
AMD also offered its own promo last year, and with a game that’s a lot better than Marvel’s Avengers. Its “Equipped to Win” bundle gave buyers of select 3rd-gen Ryzen processors or Ryzen-equipped PCs/laptops Assassin’s Creed Valhalla free. Team Red is now offering Far Cry 6 with select Ryzen 5000 and Ryzen 3000 CPUs.
It’s not that shocking to see that Intel has selected Hitman 3 for its pack. Developer IO Interactive worked with the company back in November to improve the game for 8+ core CPUs. Hitman 3 was also used at CES 2021 to equate Rocket Lake’s output with the new Comet Lake chips, although the former boasted a 7 per cent fps boost over the latter.