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This is one series I had hoped we would get and it looks like we will be. HITMAN (the new 2016 version) looks like it's coming to SteamOS & Linux.

From SteamDB:
Quote236883/config/oslist: linux
236883/name: Linux HITMAN™ Content
236884/config/oslist: linux
236884/dlcappid: 439870

I need to state again for the record that this is not confirmation, as SteamDB is not an official website and sometimes Linux information popping up hasn't turned to a port, but that is rare.

About the game (From Steam)
As Agent 47, you perform contract hits on high-profile targets in exotic locations around the world. Future locations - in April, Sapienza Italy, track down a scientist residing in the sunny coastal town. In May, the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh, Morocco. And as the story expands you will travel to Thailand and the USA before concluding in Japan later in 2016.

It seems the game comes in episodic form and it currently has three out of seven episodes available.

The game is getting a mixed reaction overall, but more recent reviews have been swaying it towards positive. Apparently you need to be always online, even though it's a single-player game. That doesn't bug me right now since I have a very stable connection, but others aren't so lucky.

I absolutely loved the earlier Hitman titles, but that was way back when I had an Xbox so I have not played any of the recent titles.

I wonder who is doing the Linux and Mac versions, it's possible it's a Feral Interactive port as they already have connections there. That's pure speculation though.

I'm hyped for this. Are you? Not just for the game, but because Square Enix seems to be getting more and more Linux friendly! Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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bintsmok 12 June 2016 at 5:22 am UTC
This is good if true, but...

According to Hard OCP, Hitman (2016) is a step backward compared to Hitman: Absolution in terms of graphics


This new Hitman game feels like an old game, plain and simple. This Hitman could have been released 3 years ago and it would have felt right in-line with then current graphics technology. Though Hitman does have built-in DX12 support it is currently broken and does not provide a benefit. Once the stability is fixed, DX12 should help performance on some older generation AMD GPUs which in turn will help improve image quality.

Other than that DX12 is not used to any great affect to actually bring about forward looking graphics technologies. In fact, Hitman is severely lacking in any forward looking graphics technologies. It uses a basic form of ambient occlusion with SSAO and does not support any better AMD or NVIDIA ambient occlusion technology.

Hitman does not support anything unique like Rise of the Tomb Raider does in image quality like tessellation or advanced shadow techniques. Hitman does not push any type of global illumination lighting scheme or any other techniques to provide something unique to the table. In fact, it appears to be a step-backwards from Hitman: Absolution on the graphics front.



Last edited by bintsmok at 12 June 2016 at 5:23 am UTC
dvd 12 June 2016 at 6:33 am UTC
That means i might not need a new computer to play it if and when the port is finished.
junktext 15 June 2016 at 5:34 pm UTC
Hell yeah, I hope this comes to GNU/Linux as well! I remember playing this on PlayStation ages ago and loved how it was a smart shooter game that required strategy to come out alive. Though, I agree that an always-on connection to the Internet for single-player games is a stupid idea. Nonetheless, I could see myself buying this game.
Zephar 21 June 2016 at 1:05 am UTC
Looks like even on the website for the game its stating linux

https://hitman.com/en-us/news/hitman-season-premiere-trailer#

Looks good, I actually will end up buying this game if it is on linux =).
stan 21 June 2016 at 11:39 am UTC
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ZepharLooks like even on the website for the game its stating linux
I couldn’t find any mention of Linux on that annoying javascript-ridden web site…
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