Hunt: Showdown Releases on Xbox One
Hunt: Showdown is relentlessly intense, with enemies and other players both hunting you in a remarkably atmospheric recreation of the Louisiana swamps. The game puts players in the role of a bounty hunter tracking down supernatural enemies, competing against other players to find and defeat the target.
Played either solo in as part of a duo, Hunt: Showdown ramps up the tension through the use of permadeath – though the system has been tweaked multiple times through the lengthy beta period so I’m interested to see how it works in retail.
Hunt: Showdown hits retail on Xbox One today, and is already available on PC. Look for a review soon!
Here’s the press release:
Hunt: Showdown Launches on Xbox One
Crytek’s hit online multiplayer bounty hunting game is officially out now on Xbox One
FRANKFURT, Germany – Sept. 20, 2019 – Today Xbox One players can finally get their hands on the official release of Crytek’s tense and atmospheric online multiplayer bounty hunting game, Hunt: Showdown. At launch, players will also be able to grab the game’s first Legendary DLC pack – “Legends of the Bayou.” Hunt: Showdown is available on Xbox One for $39.99/€39.99, or bundled with the “Legends of the Bayou” DLC for $44.99/€44.99. The game’s soundtrack – which was released at the end of August – is available on all major digital music platforms, such as Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon Music.
“The team has really put their heart and soul into this game,” said Hunt Producer Fatih Özbayram. “We wanted to make an experience that was tense, atmospheric, and, above all, fun. We can’t wait to see what the Xbox community thinks!”
Xbox One X players can expect 1800p resolution – as well as better texture filtering, a larger texture pool, a higher quality water shader, and improved SVOTI, shadow quality, and anti-aliasing.
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 monstrous targets that 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 Quick Play 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.
The “Legends of the Bayou” DLC gives players access to two formidable Legendary Hunter characters – the Bone Doctor and Weird Sister – plus two unique weapons, including the Copperhead, a Nagant M1895 named for the ubiquitous indigenous snake, as well as 500 Blood Bonds that can be used to customize Hunter characters. Those who already own the game can purchase the DLC alone for $9.99/€9.99.
Hunt is also available for Windows PC on Steam. 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 and Hunt: 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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