Hunt: Showdown Hits Official Release Status On Windows PC
Hunt: Showdown has been available on PC for quite some time in Steam Early Access, and according to Hunt Producer Faith Özbayram, that helped shape the game they delivered into official release today.
“Hunt: Showdown’s development has been completely community-driven, and that has been such a rewarding experience for the entire team. Together with the community, we were able to create the fun, tense, memorable gaming experience we set out to make,” Özbayram is quoted as saying in the press release. “For example, it was a community request that inspired us to add teams of three to Hunt, alongside many other features. So a big thank you goes out to everyone who has supported us throughout the development process – we couldn’t have done it without you!”
The game really nails the atmosphere of the swamp, and is – for me – probably only second to PUBG in a final circle in terms of tension. Knowing there are other players out there competing with you to find your objective, waiting to capitalize if you make a mistake or leave yourself open, it dials up the stress level to 100.
The Xbox One version is also expected to hit official release candidate and out of Xbox Game Preview soon. If you haven’t check out either version, now’s the time!
Here’s the press release:
HUNT: SHOWDOWN OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES ON WINDOWS PC
Crytek’s online multiplayer bounty hunting game gets all-new DLC on PC and will officially release on Xbox One soon!
FRANKFURT, Germany – Aug. 27, 2019 – Today is the day! Crytek’s online multiplayer bounty hunting game Hunt: Showdown has fully launched out of Steam Early Access and is now available on Windows PC for $39.99 standalone, or bundled with the new “Legends of the Bayou” DLC for $44.99. The Xbox One version of Hunt is expected to launch out of Xbox Game Preview soon.
The “Legends of the Bayou” DLC plunges deep into the bayou’s dark heart to bring players two new Legendary Hunter characters, two unique weapons, and 500 Blood Bonds. Stepping out of the shadows are two formidable Legendary Hunters—the Bone Doctor and the Weird Sister—as well as the Legendary Copperhead, a Nagant M1895 named for the ubiquitous indigenous snake. Players who already own the game can purchase the DLC alone for $9.99.
As a Steam Early Access title, Hunt: Showdown grew substantially over time with more than 20 updates and patches developed with constant feedback from the community. That close cooperation between the team and fans, says Hunt Producer Fatih Özbayram, was integral to the game’s development process.
“Hunt: Showdown’s development has been completely community-driven, and that has been such a rewarding experience for the entire team. Together with the community, we were able to create the fun, tense, memorable gaming experience we set out to make,” said Özbayram. “For example, it was a community request that inspired us to add teams of three to Hunt, alongside many other features. So a big thank you goes out to everyone who has supported us throughout the development process – we couldn’t have done it without you!”
About Hunt: Showdown
Hunt: Showdown is a competitive first-person bounty hunting game that packs the thrill of survival games into a match-based format. Set in Louisiana in 1895, the game boasts a mixture of PvP and PvE elements that creates a uniquely tense experience. It’s not just the creatures who are a threat—it’s every Hunter on the map. In the classic game mode, a match of Hunt pits ten players—playing solo or in teams of two—against each other as they race to take out gruesome beasts for a bounty they must collect and get off of the map, while Hunt’s quickplay mode offers a shorter match for solo players to scavenge for weapons as they compete for a diminishing pool of bounty. The higher the risk, the higher the reward–but a single mistake could cost everything.
For more information, visit https://www.huntshowdown.com.
Crytek is an independent videogame developer, publisher, and technology provider dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming with its cutting-edge 3D game development solution CRYENGINE. With headquarters in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and studios in Kiev (Ukraine) and Istanbul (Turkey), Crytek has created multiple award-winning titles, including the original Far Cry, the Crysis series, Ryse: Son of Rome, Warface, The Climb, Robinson: The Journey andHunt: Showdown. Crytek delivers fun and innovative gaming experiences for PC, consoles, and VR and continues to grow its reach in the games-as-a-service market. Every Crytek game is created with CRYENGINE, which can be used by anyone to create games.
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