The tail end of August is starting to look pretty busy, as Crytek have announced that their multiplayer player bounty hunting game, Hunt: Showdown, will get a full release on PC and Xbox One on 27th August. This will be followed this autumn for PlayStation 4.
Hunt: Showdown is a mish-mash of lots of interesting ideas, as ten players (either solo or in pairs – compete to take the bounty from hunting monsters in the swamps of Louisiana. There’s a blend of PvP and PvE elements as players hunt the monsters and then become the hunted as they try to flee the map and escape, while all of the other hunters chase after them.
The game has had an extended stay in early access on Steam since February 2018, having received 20 updates with a new boss, new map, times of day and plenty of weapons since then. It also hopped into Xbox Game Preview in May, and has seen a couple of updates since then as well.
“Developing a game alongside such a passionate community has been so rewarding. It has taken us in new directions, and really inspired us to put everything we have into Hunt,” said Lead Hunt Producer Fatih Özbayram. “Now the time has come for the full release, and we couldn’t be more excited. We won’t forget the support this community has given us.”
It will be priced at €39.99/$39.99 at launch, which is a step up from the current €29.99/$29.99/£24.99 price while it’s in early access.