The lights are on
Crytek has announced its second game in two days. Following yesterday’s announcement of the Deep Silver-published Homefront: The Revolution, the studio’s United States branch has revealed its own project.
Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age is a third-person game with procedural elements that impact environment and enemy generation. Crytek says that it’s part of the company’s “games as service” range, and it will be out this fall on PC and consoles starting with a PC beta.
Hunters take up arms against the supernatural, which is lurking around every corner. The evil hides in the shadows of every day life, with a few fighting back against the darkness.
The title will be at E3, where we’ll learn more. For now, here’s a teaser trailer.
Our TakeMy first reaction was to ask if this was connected to White Wolf’s World of Darkness series. Video gamers might remember it better for its console titles Hunter: The Reckoning, Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward, and Hunter: The Reckoning Redeemer. It will be interesting to see if White Wolf reacts.
The title sounds like a blend of Left 4 Dead and World of Darkness, which could be interesting (even if derivative). “Games as service” could mean subscription, but it likely hints at free-to-play. I’m interested to see more, but my aversion to free-to-play has me at arm’s length.