It has only been sitting in Xbox Game Preview for a couple of months, but already the team at Crytek are looking forward to the full launch, today announcing that date alongside details of a physical distribution of the game.
So, the multiplayer bounty hunter that is Hunt: Showdown will be seeing a full release on three major platforms this year, breaking out of Xbox Game Preview to launch on Xbox One and PC come August 27th 2019. That will then be followed by a release on PS4 later in the Fall. That release will follow the fact that since release in February 2018 (May on XO), Hunt: Showdown has seen nearly 20 updates and patches, including a new boss, a new map, two new times of day, additional AI, Quick Play, and more than a dozen weapons.
In addition to this digital release though Crytek is partnering with Koch Media to bring the retail version of Hunt: Showdown to stores worldwide. Should you prefer the physical route, you are therefore sorted.
“Developing a game alongside such a passionate community has been so rewarding. It has taken us in new directions, and really inspired us to put everything we have into Hunt,” said Lead Hunt Producer Fatih Özbayram. “Now the time has come for the full release, and we couldn’t be more excited. We won’t forget the support this community has given us.”
“Joining forces with Crytek for this amazing multiplayer game is exciting for everybody in the Koch Media family,” said Koch Media’s Head of Marketing Stephan Schmidt “The proven track record of the team in the FPS genre and the unique approach to multiplayer gaming gives us confidence that Hunt not only fits perfectly in our broad line up, but also serves a strong need in the market for fresh ideas. The close cooperation of the team with the community ever since the first release fuel the motivation of our global Koch Media teams, and we will support this title with all our experience in the retail market.”
Better still, and as a thank you to the dedicated community, everyone who purchased Hunt during Early Access (you can grab it right now from the Xbox Store) will receive an exclusive Legendary Weapon skin.
We will of course remind you as and when that XO launch occurs, but should you wish to know more about the competitive first-person bounty hunting game which combines the thrill of first person shooters and survival games into a match-based format, then make sure you check out our full hands-on preview.