Hitman: Absolution art director Roberto Marchesi has stated in an interview with that he feels that the current generation of consoles limited the upcoming stealth assassination game.
According to Marchesi, Hitman: Absolution on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 both "show the limitations of the current technology."
Despite this, however, he felt that the limitation also gave the developer a challenge, noting "The first games that will come out for the next generation of consoles will probably be just like an up-scaled version of everything. All the textures will be ramped up twice, the resolution, everything…that’s really just a brute-force approach to making great-looking games, and, in a way, it's much more of a challenge doing it with this current generation."
Hitman: Absolution is due to be released next week on the 20th November for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.