We’ve been treated to quite a few great PvP and PvE games over the years, but Hunt: Showdown is one of the few titles we’ve seen that promises to offer a convincing blend of both styles. in Hunt: Showdown, players will be grouped into pairs and tasked with hunting down monsters across a variety of horror-themed maps. Finding the area’s main monster and defeating the various threats that roam around each level will require teams to work together. However, only one squad can claim the bounty and win the day.
This combination of competitive and cooperative gameplay figures to make Hunt one of the more fascinating online multiplayer experiences on the horizon. Do you wait until another team has beaten the monster and try to take the now-powerful hunters out? Do you go it alone? Do you forge alliances you intend to break? Will you be able to survive the horror’s of the night at all? These are the questions the game poses.
Here’s everything we know about Hunt: Showdown…
Hunt: Showdown News
The latest video for Hunt: Showdown focuses on the improvements the studio has made to the game’s performance following the beta. Take a look:
Hunt: Showdown Release Date
Hunt: Showdown is now in Early Access for PC. You can get in on the action for $29.99 on Steam.
No final release date has been set for the game.
Hunt: Showdown Review
While we don’t have a final review of the game, Den of Geek did participate in the closed alpha and we have some thoughts. Read them here.
Hunt: Showdown Trailer
The official Steam trailer for Hunt: Showdown explains the game’s basic concept in an effective preview that also manages to capture the title’s horror elements.
Elsewhere, we learned that Hunt: Showdown will likely be in Early Access for at least a year while Crytek tweaks it in accordance with player feedback. There’s no word on when that access period will begin – only a vague promise of “soon” was made – but Crtytek did state that they intend to offer the game at a lower price when it enters early access and then raise that price in accordance with the amount of content they add to the title during its Early Access period.
We were shocked to learn that Crytek’s Hunt was still in development following a trip through development hell and even more shocked to learn that Hunt: Showdown may just have been the most promising game featured at E3 2017. Describing Hunt is a challenging process, but the game’s basic concept sees three teams of two compete against each other and a level full of enemies in order to claim a bounty on a boss monster. It’s a fascinating mix of competitive and cooperative gameplay that really shines in this recently released full walkthrough of the game’s E3 demo: