Crytek sets August release date for Hunt: Showdown

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Hunt: Showdown

Developer Crytek has announced that its multiplayer bounty-hunting game Hunt: Showdown will be released for the PC and Xbox One on 27 August 2019, with the PlayStation 4 version following this autumn.

Plus it revealed that Hunt: Showdown will be published by Koch Media. Crytek said: “Today Crytek announced that their multiplayer bounty hunting game, Hunt: Showdown, will be seeing a full release on three major platforms this year. Hunt: Showdown for PC and Xbox will launch on August 27, 2019. Meanwhile, PlayStation players will be seeing their own full release of the online game this Fall. In addition to this digital release, Crytek is partnering with Koch Media to bring the retail version of Hunt to stores worldwide.”

Crytek continued: “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.”

The company described Hunt: Showdown thus: “Hunt: Showdown, a competitive first-person bounty hunting game, 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.”

Hunt: Showdown’s Lead Producer Fatih Özbayram said: “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. 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.”

Crytek confirmed that all players who purchase Hunt: Showdown during its Early Access period will be rewarded with: “An exclusive Legendary Weapon skin.” For more information, visit the Hunt: Showdown website.

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