It’s Hitman’s Turn to Land on Linux

The past week was eventful, if I may say. Three AAA games confirmed in a matter of days – Dirt Rally, Civilization VI, and now Hitman – once again from Feral Interactive. It’s also just around the corner, about to be released in next week (Feb 16th), so if you had any plan this month to go out, study or see your friends, you can just go ahead and cancel them. We don’t know the minimum requirements yet (EDIT: added Feb 9th at the bottom of this post), but it’s probably going to be published by Feral very soon. Note that the port uses OpenGL, so that’s not the Vulkan game that they are working on.

This Hitman is now an episodic game, with each episode taking place in a different city. There are apparently going to be several seasons, while the first 6 episodes of Season 1 are already released on Windows.  The first episode was released back in March 2016, and the last one at the end of October 2016, so in terms of content the whole package we are getting is fairly recent (less than a year). Note that several of the episodes have been very well rated, and it does sound like the devs did not botch the series at all.

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Feral is on fire these days, but I am curious about their next ports – especially the one they choose to get their hands dirty on Vulkan. My guess is on Rise of Tomb Raider, but we have no indication so far that it’s even planned for Linux. Let’s wait a couple of months.

EDIT (Feb 9th 2017): System requirements have been published:

Minimum: 
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K/AMD FX-8350 
OS: Ubuntu 16.04 or Steam OS 2.0
RAM: 8GB RAM
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680/AMD R9 270X graphics card or better.

Recommended: 
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770
OS: Ubuntu 16.10 or Steam OS 2.0 
RAM: 16GB RAM 
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970/AMD R9 290 graphics card or better.

NVIDIA graphics cards require driver version 375.26. AMD graphics cards require MESA 13.0.3 or better. Intel graphics cards will not be supported on release.

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