Developed by IO Interactive and ported to Mac by Feral Interactive, Hitman went through a very bumpy road.
The Mac version was hindered by Metal’s limited features, delaying the game for months. In the meantime, developer IO Interactive was dropped by Square Enix, putting Hitman’s future at risk.
Yet, IO Interactive bounced back and as a way to celebrate their newfound independence, they made the epilogue free:
Play the beginning of HITMAN for FREE and have fun in the ultimate playground! Download it now on all platforms – and tell your friends! pic.twitter.com/SdWekG16S5
— HITMAN (@Hitman) June 20, 2017
This latest adventure, which promises to be one of the finest on Mac this year, puts you back in the shoes of Agent 47:
As Agent 47, perform contract hits on high-profile targets in exotic locations around the world. Infiltrate and explore intricately layered locations brimming with secrets, weapons, disguises and, of course, targets to eliminate.
It pays to wait. Originally released in episodes, Mac gamers can now try the first episode for free and upgrade to the full game if they so desire. The approach of releasing the game as episodes was heavily criticized and I’m glad to see it gone.
Hitman’s Mac features & requirements
As can be expected from a modern game with great graphics and Metal support, Hitman’s system requirements are somewhat demanding:
- OS: macOS 10.12.5
- Processor: 2.0Ghz Intel Core i5
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Storage: 68GB
- Graphics: 2GB AMD M290 or better (see below for more details)
The game is supported on the following Macs:
- All 27″ iMacs released since Late 2014
- All 15″ MacBook Pros released since 2016
- All Mac Pros released since Late 2013
The following Macs are capable of running the game but do not consistently meet the standards required for official support:
- All 15″ MacBook Pros with an AMD graphics card released in 2015
And also, the game only supports AMD graphics at launch:
HITMAN for macOS will launch with support for AMD graphics cards only. Feral hopes to announce more details regarding support for Nvidia and Intel graphics cards shortly.