Today Crytek announced that Hunt: Showdown will see a full release on three major platforms this year. Hunt: Showdown for Windows PC and Xbox One will launch on August 27, 2019, for $39.99. The PS4 version arrives later this fall. Crytek is also partnering with Koch Media to bring the retail version to stores worldwide.
Hunt: Showdown launched in early access on Steam in February 2018 and on Xbox Game Preview in May 2019. Both platforms allowed the Hunt team the unique opportunity to front a community-driven development process by taking player feedback onboard and integrating it into the game’s development roadmap. Since that first release in February 2018, Hunt has seen nearly 20 updates and patches, including a new boss, a new map, two new times of day, additional AI, Quick Play, and more than a dozen weapons.
Hunt: Showdown is a competitive first-person bounty hunting game that combines the thrill of first-person shooters and survival games and packs those elements into a match-based format. Each match pits up to ten players—playing solo or in teams of two—against each other as they compete for bounty by taking out gruesome monsters in the swamps of Louisiana in what critiques have called a unique blend of PvP and PvE elements. But once players have taken a bounty, they instantly become a target for every other Hunter left on the map. The higher the risk, the higher the reward–but a single mistake could cost everything, and death is permanent. In Quick Play mode, ten solo players compete for the chance to keep their Hunter at the end of the match—and a considerable amount of gold.
Stay tuned to R.A.G.E. Works for more info on Hunt: Showdown as it develops.