Check Out The First Teaser for Crytek's Horror Shooter, Hunt: Showdown

Check Out The First Teaser for Crytek's Horror Shooter, Hunt: Showdown

A first-person horror game from the Crysis studio.

Hunt: Showdown is Crytek's newest PC game. While the full Hunt reveal won't be until E3, Crytek put out a quick, moody teaser today with some serious gothic horror vibes coming out of it. Knowing Crytek, there could just as well be a robot suit involved.

In all seriousness, Hunt: Showdown is a bit of a departure from Crytek's previous video game outings like Crysis and Ryse: Son of Rome. Hunt looks much darker than either of the two games and features some kind of PvP hunting gameplay where players will face off against monsters. Whether or not those monsters are controlled by other players or by AI has yet to be revealed.

Hunt: Showdown is itself based off of a previously announced Crytek game called Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age. Horrors of the Gilded Age was previously a third-person shooter where players face off against "famous monsters". Showdown updates the game a bit, keeping the monster and survival horror elements but transforming the third-person action game into a first-person shooter. While there aren't any details yet about what Crytek means by "famous monsters," maybe Crytek is taking a page out of Universal's recent monster movies to pit players against popular creatures like the wolf man or Dracula.

Crytek also announced that a new team has taken over the development of Hunt: Showdown, which could explain the drastic change from third-person to first-person. Despite having been announced in 2014, Crytek went through some changes since then, undergoing some financial troubles which forced the company to shut down Crytek USA, along with reports the company has trouble paying staff. It remains to be seen if Hunt: Showdown will help Crytek's prospects but previous Monster vs Player games like Evolve have failed to land with players.

Hunt: Showdown will be properly revealed at E3 in a couple weeks.

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