Hitman System Requirements Announced

Written by Felix Nova on Fri, Jun 19, 2015 12:00 PM
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Wow, stealthing our way out the other side of E3 2015 and we have already infiltrated Hitman's system requirements. And be warned they are pretty hefty.

So the next game in the series is simply called Hitman. They kept it like this because it marks the beginning of a new journey for Hitman. Obviously they didnt give any consideration to the world wide complication of having two games called exactly the same. They could have called it Hitman 2015 or something. Anyway, its Hitman number 6 in the series and I want to give you a look at the latest Hitman system requirements to see if your PC will be able to play Hitman, when it arrives at the beginning of December. Right, lets recap on what we know about Hitman.

Check out our similar Fallout 4DOOM, Battlefront and Dishonored 2 sys spec summary.

Hitman Release Date: 8th December 2015

Platforms Hitman is available on: PC, Xbox One, PS4

Hitman full development began: 2012

Hitman Background: There is a world beyond ours. Beyond nations, justice, ethics. It never sleeps. It exists everywhere. And once you enter....there is no going back. Welcome to the World of Assassination. You are Agent 47, the world's ultimate assassin.

Key Hitman Game Features

  • Agent 47 has changed his name to Agent 48. Joke! You still play as Agent 47 and he hasnt changed his name. Could you even imagine?
  • Stealth Action, where you can complete contract missions in a variety of ways
  • The checkpoint save, introduced in Hitman Absolution, is being removed. Thank goodness
  • Save games are brought back so you can save your progress at any point
  • Hitman will be released as episodic content, first via direct download
  • Contracts, new locations, new targets will be released at regular points during 2016
  • At the end of all the episodic content releases, Hitman will be released as a complete physical copy
  • Locations will be more detailed, populated and larger than before
  • There will be more possible ways to eliminate your target
  • Contracts mode will return
  • David Bateson will be voicing Agent 47 again. He is the familiar voice behind all of Agent 47s speaking parts
  • Time specific contracts available to players, for example a target only is available for a 48 hour real world period. After that time they are gone for good
  • Levels populated by up to 300 complex AI NPCs. With unique routines and personalities
  • Or one shot contracts, where if you fail to dispatch the target you never get to retry
  • Deliver live content and gameplay specific to gamers needs, from feedback after each episode release
  • PC Beta will arrive 1 week after the PS4 "beta exclusive"
  • Beta is available for pre-orders now

Hitman Game Engine

Hitman Absolution, the last game in the series to release, was brought to us on the Glacier 2 game engine. All areas of this game engine system have been revamped and enhanced. Looking at the official Hitman minimum system requirements below we can presume that some significant tweaks have been applied as it needs quite the beast PC to get Hitman to run.

Hitman Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8 and above - 64bit only
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-670 3.46GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 805 (speculative CPU req)
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU VRAM: 2GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon Hd 6870
  • HD: 30 GB Free Hard Drive Space (speculative download size)
  • DX: DirectX 11

Thats some pretty potent minimum system requirements for Hitman. The 8GB RAM min requirement pops out. Obviously with so many unique AI NPCs on each level, the CPU power will need to be high. These feel a little over egged to be honest, but as soon as we get our hands on this we will see how it runs on some older, weaker machines as well as some powerful hardware.

So to recap, Square Enix are going to be moving the Hitman experience away from a play your title for a week when it comes out and then move on to something else, and over towards a community experience where an evolving ongoing game rolls out over a year of new missions and targets, with a finale that draws the whole story together months after our first play.

It all sounds quite exciting and an interesting new approach to a game. Of course there is also the chance of micro transactions and frustration for people who miss certain time limited targets (because they are on holiday or dont have an internet connection during that period) or cant be arsed to wait 12 months to find out how their game unfolds.

Here is the E3 2015 Hitman Trailer

I am excited about this, because even if it tanks as a game delivery concept, at least someone has tried it and Hitman certainly fits this model well.

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06:09 Jul-07-2015

Can I run this at all? I mean, even lowest settings, 30 FPS is fine for me.
i5-3210M @ 2.5 GHz (4 CPUs)
8 GB Dual-channel DDR3 RAM
NVIDIA GT650M GDDR5 2 GB

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14:52 Jul-06-2015

i hope 8 gigs ram wil be enough to run this considering its minimum

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12:27 Jul-14-2015

it will be more than enough for this game. usually recommended ram size for demanding games are mostly 8gb

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21:28 Jul-20-2015

thats true,and nice rig !

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17:59 Jul-24-2015

lol, yea...and thank you..i love ya ir as well

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19:56 Jul-03-2015

Just hoping it won't be like another "Batman: Arkham knight"

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12:35 Jun-30-2015

Did anyone noticed the barcode tattoo at 47's backhead? i thought 47 cut it hitman absolution - he no longer needed it. lol

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18:10 Jul-06-2015

it is almost reboot of hitman....... not sequel to absolution......

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06:11 Jul-07-2015

IOI said the events in the world take place after Absolution. However, it is independent of of the story of Absolution.

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15:54 Jul-07-2015

Ya dude..... it is independent story and doesn't follow any of its predecessor..... Thats why i mentioned almost reboot.....

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23:18 Jul-07-2015

It does follow the rest but not Absolution!

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12:29 Jul-14-2015

Surely, now i got it.

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20:12 Jun-21-2015

"Agent 47 has changed his name to Agent 48. Joke! You still play as Agent 47 and he hasnt changed his name. Could you even imagine?"


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20:17 Jun-21-2015

Anyway, I'm not surprised that the requirements for Nvidia are higher because the Hitman franchise is usually optimised for AMD hardware better than its rival.

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10:16 Jun-22-2015

Meh. Absolution runs on ultra on my lappy so I don't see a problem to begin with

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13:48 Jun-24-2015

I didn't say that it runs horrendously on Nvidia hardware, it's just that it performs slightly better on AMD. Of course you shouldn't have any problems playing it when you meet the recommended requirements.

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09:51 Jun-21-2015

gtx 660 or hd 6870? are they even in the same league......... damn developers nowadays.

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13:21 Jun-21-2015

Depends of the optimisation, games are hardly ever balanced between different components suppliers.

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00:07 Jun-23-2015

This is how nvidia users feel when a game is optimized for AMD and they dont share info with nvidia. Except nvidia does this with every game.

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00:44 Jun-21-2015

Happy to have a ton of RAM at this point!

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12:45 Jun-20-2015

Looks like this might be a return to what made Blood Money one of the best games ever made! If IO pulls it off, could be amazing!

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10:16 Jun-20-2015

uhh...Goodbye

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06:46 Jun-20-2015

According to game requirements i can imagine the game itself will have better graphics and details.

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06:06 Jun-20-2015

This is way too high to play on my laptop :( any chance on this guys?

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06:12 Jun-20-2015

It's hit or miss, it's asking for 8gb ram for a minimum... >.>
I'd pass or wait until we get a bit more information on it!

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23:07 Jun-19-2015

Would I be able to run this in minimum?

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00:18 Jun-20-2015

oh yeah

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00:35 Jun-20-2015

Thanks but is there any possibility of anything higher than minimum?

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09:27 Jun-20-2015

u can run easily on medium the game is well optimized(just like d previous one)

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14:16 Jun-20-2015

you should be easily able to play this game if your gpu or cpu is not thermal throttled

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14:32 Jun-20-2015

how exactly do we know this game is well optimised???

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16:07 Jun-20-2015

answer is AMD just like battlefield,absolution,crysis,tomraider

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16:09 Jun-20-2015

Yeah usually games partnered with AMD dont have performance issues, true. But its too early to say for sure I think.

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19:45 Jun-19-2015

Time specific contracts available to players, for example a target only is available for a 48 hour real world period ...............can someone explain??? this imean what 48 hours live(contractmode) or offline

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19:05 Jun-19-2015

So no chance for my laptop (740m)... too bad

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18:51 Jun-19-2015

In one year the recommended requirements the heaviest games became the minimum. **** planned obsolescence

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17:22 Jun-19-2015

Minimum requirements are high.
I think I can go above medium settings.
Can not wait for this game, man.

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16:36 Jun-19-2015

so, the i5-670 is a dual core chip... wondering if theres a chance with an older quad core...??? Core 2 Quads?

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14:15 Jun-20-2015

should work you can get more info by comparing your cpu with i5-670 on cpuboss.com but the game will probably have issue with the gpu rather than the cpu

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15:56 Jun-19-2015

Really? 2GB VRAM? Look at the gameplay reveal. It doesn't look that much different from Absolution.

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16:45 Jun-19-2015

no kidding. the only stick out feature on the trailer I saw was how plain it looks in comparison to other current titles.

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15:46 Jun-19-2015

8GB RAM.... Minimum o.o i am scared to see the recommend requirements

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16:15 Jun-19-2015

No worries, it will probably still be 8GB. I've seen many games do that.

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19:09 Jun-19-2015

But recommended gpu could be 770 or even 780 , and not every one has it so let's this way this game is only for high end gamer

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15:04 Jun-19-2015

I think this minimum requirements are for 1080p resolution

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15:09 Jun-19-2015

yep indeed all req. are in 1080p these days

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Can They Run... |

| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i7-7700K 4-Core 4.2GHz Intel HD Graphics 630 Mobile 32GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz GeForce RTX 2080 EVGA XC Gaming 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Zotac Gaming 6GB 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
| 30FPS, 720p
Core i7-5500U 2-Core 2.4GHz GeForce 940M 2GB 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1070 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i5-6400 2.7GHz GeForce GTX 1050 8GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Core i5-9600K 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 6GB 32GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
FX-6300 GeForce GTX 760 24GB
| 30FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
| 30FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 720p
Athlon II X4 640 Radeon RX 470 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 4GB 8GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Core i7-4710MQ 4-Core 2.5GHz GeForce GTX 960M 2GB 16GB
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Pentium G2030 3.0GHz Radeon HD 4650 1GB 4GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-6402P 2.8GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI Gaming X 4GB 16GB
Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core 3.9GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Gigabyte Gaming OC 6GB 32GB
Core i3-10105 4-Core 3.7GHz UHD Graphics 630 4GB