Hunt: Showdown launches August 27 for Xbox One and PC, this fall for PS4

Crytek's multiplayer bounty hunter leaving early access.

Hunt: Showdown

Crytek will release Hunt: Showdown for Xbox One and PC on August 20 for $39.99 / €39.99, and for PlayStation 4 this fall. In addition to the digital release, Crytek is partnering with Koch Media to release a physical edition at retailers worldwide.

The first-person multiplayer bounty hunting game first launched in Steam Early Access in February 2018 and Xbox Game Preview in May 2019. According to Crytek, the early access releases allowed the development team to take player feedback and integrate it into the game’s development roadmap. Nearly 20 updates and patches have been released since February 2018, including a new boss, new map, two new times of day, additional artificial intelligence, Quick Play, and over a dozen weapons.

Everyone who purchased Hunt: Showdown in early access will receive an exclusive legendary weapon skin.

Here is a brief overview of the game, via Crytek:

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 in what critiques have called a unique blend of player-versus-player and player-versus-enemy 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.

Watch a trailer below.

Update 07/03/19: Crytek has sent out a revised release date of August 27 for the Xbox One an PC versions. This article initially reported an August 20 release date.

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