Spring Cleaning Starts with a Good Old Fashioned Hunt for Gruesome, Horrifying Monsters
Crytek and Xbox have revealed that the gruesome Western-shooter Hunt: Showdown will be coming to Xbox Game Preview this Spring, along with some information on what to expect when it goes live.
Crytek producer Fatih Özbayram announced the release window over on Xbox Wire, saying:
“We continue to want Hunt: Showdown’s development to be community-driven, and an Xbox Game Preview release allows us to base further development work on community feedback as we test and refine new features, equipment, cast and settings. The dialogue between the Hunt community and Hunt developers will be important in creating a fun experience. Hunt is an incredibly tense game by design. As a competitive first-person PvP bounty hunting game with heavy PvE elements, Hunt packs the thrill of survival games into a match-based format. As far as the genre goes, we see it as being a mix of survival, strategy and action — a co-op bounty hunting game. But it is a unique mix of those existing genres. Because every match is a high-risk, high-reward situation, if you die, you lose your Hunter character forever, as well as all the gear they were carrying. Another unique aspect of the game is that we’ve made audio a really high priority so that you can read the world just by listening to what is happening around you. Of course, it goes both ways — your enemies can also learn a lot about you by listening if you’re not quiet.”
That sounds as intense as having a snake in your boot! The game is currently available on Steam and has garnered “mostly positive” reviews on the platform, currently priced at $29.99 USD ($36.99 CAD). It’ll likely be the same price when the game hits Xbox One Game Preview sometime this Spring. You can check out our preview of it here, as well as some Butcher-hunting gameplay from even earlier in the Early Access period.
SOURCE: Xbox Wire