In an announcement today, Crytek has confirmed a full release for Hunt: Showdown and has confirmed a PlayStation 4 version of the game is on its way.
In today’s announcement, Crytek has announced that their multiplayer online bounty hunting title, Hunt: Showdown is about to enter full release on August 27th, 2019, and will be priced at $39.99 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. In order to deliver the full version of the game across all three platforms and to physical retail, Crytek has also revealed they are teaming up with Koch Media to bring the game to local store shelves, which has been long-awaited by some fans of the game.
The full launch will take place a year and a half since the game debuted on Steam in Early Access back in February of 2018 and Xbox Game Preview earlier this year in May. The console and PC launches have allowed the Hunt: Showdown team at Cyrtek the ability to work with gamers from both platforms, using their feedback to improve the game and add much-desired Quality of Life features over the course of the games development cycle.
The game has – since it’s Early Access launch – received more than 20 updates, patches, and brand-new features including bosses, a new map, two new times of day, new AI, Quick Play, and more than a dozen new weapons for hunters to use.
“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.”
For those who have played the game in Early Access period, Crytek has confirmed they will be rewarding those members of the community, giving everyone in the Early Access period an exclusive legendary weapon skin. For those waiting for a physical copy, your wait is almost over.
“Joining forces with Crytek for this amazing multiplayer game is exciting for everybody in the Koch Media family,” said Koch Media’s Head of Marketing, Stephan Schmidt. “The proven track record of the team in the FPS genre and the unique approach to multiplayer gaming gives us confidence that Hunt not only fits perfectly in our broad line up, but also serves a strong need in the market for fresh ideas. The close cooperation of the team with the community ever since the first release fuel the motivation of our global Koch Media teams, and we will support this title with all our experience in the retail market.”
For those unfamiliar with Hunt: Showdown, it is an FPS bounty hunting title, one where players will wade through the swamps of Louisiana, surviving against hordes of the undead, brought to life by unknown magics, and working together or against other players to take down the primary objective. Fusing PvE and PvP together, the stakes could never be higher as death is permanent, characters will be lost, and progression doesn’t always last that long.
Do you have what it takes or will you be hitting the high road and watching the battles from afar? Let us know in the comments below.
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