Feral Interactive, the UK-based publisher well known for creating ports of AAA games for Linux, has announced that the complete first season of IO Interactive’s HITMAN is now available for Linux computers — nearly four months after the first season ended on the Windows and console versions.
Similar to how the game is sold on Steam, Feral Interactive offers players more than one way to purchase the game depending on how interested they are in the franchise. Those that just want everything in one huge chunk can purchase the complete first season which includes the prologue, episodes 1 – 6, and the three bonus missions.
Those that want to sample a small part of the game before making a huge investment can purchase the Intro Pack which contains just the prologue and the first episode. If they enjoy it enough, they can then either purchase the Upgrade Pack for all the other episodes at once or purchase the other episodes separately.
Finally, Feral Interactive also released the system requirements required to run the game on Linux. They are as follows:
- OS: Ubuntu 16.04 / Steam OS 2.0
- Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz, AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
- RAM: 8GB
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 (2GB) – Driver version 375.26 or AMD R9 270X (2GB) – Driver version Mesa 13.0.3
- OS: Ubuntu 16.10 / Steam OS 2.0
- Processor: Intel Core i7 3770 3,4 GHz
- RAM: 16GB
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 (4GB) – Driver version 375.26 or AMD R9 290 (4GB) Driver version Mesa 13.0.3
Developer IO Interactive has been very good at updating the game every month with new content such as patches, contracts, and elusive targets. Just last month, they released a free update that includes a new difficulty level that changes how the game is played for those seeking a more hardcore experience.
HITMAN is currently on sale on both Steam and Feral’s storefront at 50% off. It’s received positive reviews across the board despite its controversial episodic formula. So for those that have even had a passing interest in this game, especially if you’re using a Linux PC, then now is the time to jump on board.