Hunt: Showdown, a competitive first-person bounty hunting game available on PC and Xbox One, is finally coming to PlayStation 4. Earlier today, developer Crytek announced that the game will release for the console on February 18th, 2020. In addition to a heap of new content, the studio announced that cross-play between consoles is also in the works. Crytek is also developing a fire fighter bundle, the proceeds of which will go towards aiding the Australian wildfire relief efforts.
Hunt: Showdown update 1.2 is expected to release later this year and will introduce a new game mode, weapons, equipment, and optimizations.
“Update 1.2 is slated to bring random teams of three, an advanced tutorial, new Legendary Hunters, and new equipment and weapons across the board,” reads a recent blog post. “Players can also expect server-side performance improvements, client CPU performance fixes, and a number of other general bug fixes.”
Random teams of three is a new mode that will improve the matchmaking experience for solo players. New players will also find the game less intimidating thanks to a new onboarding system. A new training tab in the menu allows both returning and new players to replay the tutorial. Crytek has also worked on game optimization that will give players a “noticeable improvement” in terms of performance. Check out the official live stream for the full rundown of changes and additions coming to Hunt: Showdown in update 1.2.
Hunt: Showdown first launched on Steam early access back in 2018. In its early days, the game was plagued with performance issues and as such struggled to find its footing. Nearly two years after its initial release, the game is finally out on all major platforms.
Although player count on PC is far from optimal, Hunt: Showdown’s release on more platforms will hopefully attract new players. Furthermore, Crytek’s plans to implement cross-play functionality between Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Beyond update 1.2, Hunt: Showdown will add a “Solo PvE mode, live-events, outfit customization, and a new map.”