Crytek's Hunt: Showdown Receives Early Access On Steam

by Keenan McCall on Oct 13, 2017 at 12:34 PM

The developers of Ryse: Son of Rome and Crisis are looking for community input on how to hone their first person multiplayer monster hunter game before launch.

In a new press release, developer Crytek states that their upcoming game Hunt: Showdown will be available for early access through Steam to determine what additions the online gaming community at large believes should be made to the game.

Players who take part in the testing will have access to a variety of different equipment to use and monsters to hunt, with additions made as the early access period progresses.

"We will be adding more gear, more monsters, more hunters, more game modes, more traits, crafting and further map variations throughout early access," writes creative director Magnus Larbrant. "We want to take the time to make Hunt the game we’ve always wanted to play.” 

Hunt: Showdown tasks players with tracking down and killing targeted monsters in a gothic western setting, competing with other players to successfully slay bounties. Players who succeed then must transport the proof of their kill back to the main base, avoiding other hunters who can take the bounty proof and gear for themselves.

The announcement also comes with a new trailer which has been added to the game's Steam page and YouTube. A release window should be coming soon.

[Source: Crytek]


Our Take
Early Access is often a smart move for online multiplayer games, especially for games like Hunt: Showdown that have such a promising premise. Here's hoping players can contribute plenty of constructive criticism and help test the online systems.