About Hunt: Showdown

is a first-person shooter survival horror video game published by Crytek. The game is set in the late 1890s, and details the hunters who take down various monsters that have overrun the world. The game was originally in development at Crytek USA, who wished to create a spiritual successor to Darksiders—a video game series developed by their predecessor, Vigil Games—under the title Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age. After the initial announcement in June 2014, Crytek USA was shut down due to financial issues, and the development was brought to the Crytek headquarters. The game, under the new title Hunt: Showdown, was re-announced in May 2017. Hunt: Showdown was launched on Steam in early access on 22 February 2018, and for Xbox Game Preview on 29 May 2019. The full release of the game launched on 27 August 2019 for Microsoft Windows, it was also released on Xbox One on 19 September 2019[3] and PlayStation 4 on 18 February 2020.[4]..

Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age was first announced to have a beta in late 2014, after which a planned released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Hunt was initially planned to be a free-to-play game, however, Adams emphasised that the game would still have the quality and size of an « AAA » title. Hunt was to be monetised purely through cosmetic items and experience boosts,[7][8] however, when the game launched in Early Access on 22 February 2018, it was released with a buy-to-play model.

On 13 December 2014, Crytek delayed the late 2014 planned closed beta without giving a date or range for when it may come. The delay was due to the transition of development from their Austin studio to their Frankfurt team.[17]

Hunt: Showdown was launched in early access on 22 February 2018.[18] It was announced at 2018 Gamescom that the game would be released on Xbox One through its Xbox Game Preview program.[19]

On 3 July 2019, Crytek announced on the game’s website that the official release of the game would be on 27 August 2019, for Microsoft Windows. The Xbox One official release was due to be released on the same day as the official release for Microsoft Windows, but was delayed to 19 September 2019 due to technical issues.[3] The game was released on PlayStation 4 on 18 February 2020.[20][2]

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