Crytek is celebrating the full launch of their popular horror-survival game Hunt: Showdown. The game has exited Early Access on Steam and is now available in its full form on PC. Xbox One users will have to wait a little longer until the game exits Game Preview. Watch the launch trailer here!
After a series of duds, German developer Crytek had seemingly lost its touch with one disappointing game after another. The heydays of Far Cry and Crysis are long over now, with former being no longer a Crytek IP and later having pretty much died off with to mediocre sequels. Their most recent AAA game Ryse: Son of Rome also didn’t really set the world on fire.
Seeing this worrying trend, it came nothing short as a big surprise that Hunt: Showdown became such a fan-favorite. Set in the much-contested genre of online-survival shooters nonetheless! But Crytek managed to create a unique game design by mixing emergent gameplay with a deep horror setting, and of course gorgeous visuals. It’s Crytek we are talking about after all.
After close to one and a half year in Early Access, Hunt: Showdown is now fully feature complete and out as version 1.0. At the moment, only PC gamers are getting the final version, with the Xbox One version getting out of Game Preview sometime later this year. PlayStation 4 owners will then also get their version.
Here’s the official game description:
Hunt: Showdown is a competitive first-person bounty hunting game that packs the thrill of survival games into a match-based format. Set in Louisiana in 1895, the game boasts a mixture of PvP and PvE elements that creates a uniquely tense experience. It’s not just the creatures who are a threat—it’s every Hunter on the map. In the classic game mode, a match of Hunt pits ten players—playing solo or in teams of two—against each other as they race to take out gruesome beasts for a bounty they must collect and get off of the map, while Hunt’s quickplay mode offers a shorter match for solo players to scavenge for weapons as they compete for a diminishing pool of bounty. The higher the risk, the higher the reward–but a single mistake could cost everything.
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