Crytek announced that their multiplayer bounty hunting game, Hunt: Showdown will launch on Xbox One and PC August 27, 2019, while the PS4 release will happen at a later date.
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.
“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.”
Besides the release date being announced, Crytek is partnering with Koch Media to bring the retail version of Hunt to stores worldwide.
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.