This seems the week that we are hearing that a bunch of Early Access games are moving to full release as we add Hunt: Showdown to the growing list now. Yes, after being in Early Access for over a year on the PC and part of the Game Pass on the Xbox One for a month or so, Crytek is aiming to bring the game to a full 1.0 launch on August 27th. For those who are wondering about the PS4 version of Hunt: Showdown, that will be coming a bit later this Fall. When exactly it still up for debate, but it will be coming still and with a full 1.0 launch too.
While Hunt: Showdown has been out there in a digital form so far, we will be getting a physical release on all of the platforms listed too. It sounds like it could all be on the same day as the digital launch here, but it does read a bit weird for all of that. I would make the assumption that will be the case, but it is being handled by an outside vendor so there could be a bit of a gap between launches. There is also no word if the physical version will house anything that the digital version has, but you can pre-order and snag a legendary weapon skin to use while you are out on the Hunt.
Hunt: Showdown — Launch Trailer
Today Crytek announced that its multiplayer bounty hunting game, Hunt: Showdown, will see a full release on three major platforms this year. Hunt: Showdown for Windows PC and Xbox One will launch on August 27, 2019, for 39.99 USD/EUR. Meanwhile, PlayStation 4 players will see 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.
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.
As a thank you to that dedicated community, everyone who purchased Hunt during early access will receive an exclusive legendary weapon skin.
Meanwhile, Koch Media will be handling Hunt: Showdown’s physical distribution for PC, Xbox and PS4 for all those players who want to own a physical copy of the game.
Hunt: Showdown is a competitive first-person bounty hunting game that 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. In Hunt’s Quick Play mode, ten solo players compete for the chance to keep their Hunter at the end of the match—and a considerable amount of gold.
Are you ready for Hunt: Showdown to drop on us in a full form or do you think it still needs more work before going 1.0? Have you been playing since it first kicked off or will you be eying it closer now that we have a full release coming? When do you think we will see the PS4 version of the game drop on us? Let us and the world know down in the comments and then feel free to discuss. For more on Hunt: Showdown, be sure to keep checking back in here. We will keep all of that flowing out to you as best as we can.