The new Hitman game might be branching out from its typical launch style, switching to an episodic release rather than one big game, but that doesn’t mean that it’s going to be any easier on your PC. To see if you can run the upcoming game as well as you’d like, have a look at the minimum and recommended specifications below.
As with most AAA titles, the upcoming Hitman sets the bar of entry as low as possible so that most gamers will be able to at least get the game running and play on the lowest graphical options. You will need a DX11-compatible GPU, but Steam’s hardware survey suggests around 80 percent of gamers can hit that mark, so it shouldn’t be excluding too many with that stipulation.
|OS||Windows 7 64bit|
|CPU||Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Phenom II X4 940|
|Graphics||Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD HD 7870|
Nothing there is particularly difficult to match, with most gamers running systems comparable or better than this. Recommended specifications (thanks Hexus) of course do make things a little tougher though, suggesting that if you want to run the new Hitman at maximum fidelity, you are going to need a system sporting some modern hardware.
|OS||Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 64bit|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-3770 or AMD FX-8350|
|Graphics||Nvidia GTX 770 or AMD R9 290|
As long as you can match the above, you should be able to run each episode of the Hitman game without a hitch. The same goes for the beta, which is set to launch February 19 at 8 am PT for those who pre-ordered the game. PS4 players who have also reserved their copy will get to take a stab at the game a little earlier, on February 12.
Playing the beta this time around is a little different from most games however. Instead of just giving players access to the main game, IO Interactive has said that the beta will act as a prologue, letting players test out their assassination skills in a number of environments. They will get access to the first mission, set in Paris, but only members of the beta will be able to discover what got them there on a first-hand basis.
And oddly, you will need to be connected online to try the beta. That apparently won’t be a requirement of the final game, though.