Following Crytek - Hunt: Showdown

  • HoriZon 21 Jun 2017 07:58:28 14,141 posts
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    Still on its way even after it was thought to be dead looks fabulous it's teams of 2 vs other teams and masses of horror.





    "Hunt: Showdown is like Van Helsing meets Cthulhu", is how our Steven describes Hunt: Showdown, PC Gamer's E3 2017 Game of Show, before then comparing it to DayZ, Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, and Stalker. Even if you missed the teaser trailer that seeped out of the Los Angeles Convention Centre show floor last week, that billing alone would suggest it's onto something good.

    Steven shared his full thoughts over here, however Crytek—the folks behind the Crysis series—has now unveiled some extended E3 footage which showcases the game in its alpha state. Within you'll find a healthy serving of "tense match-based first-person PvP" monster hunting which, to be honest, looks pretty horrifying.

    Edited by HoriZon at 07:59:40 21-06-2017
  • AaronTurner 21 Jun 2017 08:16:58 9,781 posts
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    I thought it looked great. There is another similar game called Escape From Tarkov.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 21 Jun 2017 08:22:57 13,803 posts
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    Yeah looks great. It's coming to console as well apparently.
  • mrpon 21 Jun 2017 08:47:40 34,364 posts
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    I need 60fps for that spider moment.

    Amazing.
  • HoriZon 21 Jun 2017 11:14:32 14,141 posts
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    Consoles is good :)
  • JamboWayOh 21 Jun 2017 11:18:27 6,745 posts
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    Hopefully Crytek will last the month to actually finish this. It still amazes me how the owners have run the company into the ground all for that pipe dream of FTP.
  • HoriZon 20 Oct 2017 21:20:03 14,141 posts
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    Still going strong with early access coming.

    https://www.huntshowdown.com/
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/594650/Hunt_Showdown/

    Edited by HoriZon at 21:22:31 20-10-2017
  • Tomo 20 Oct 2017 23:04:33 15,870 posts
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    Wow wtf did this come from? Looks great.
  • Malek86 20 Oct 2017 23:10:07 6,963 posts
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    The basic gameplay sounds a little unbalanced. Five teams of two, all hunting a target... but when the target is killed, the winning team becomes a target for the other four? And becomes visible too? I hope they have found a way to make sure the winners don't get skinned alive every single time.
  • Tomo 20 Oct 2017 23:28:14 15,870 posts
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    Oh. That sounds a little less interesting.

    I thought it was more like you're all in a huge map where there are weird NPC monsters and just happen to be other teams. You're hunting the monsters for missions/loot, which enable you to get better and fight the other teams of players more effectively. So it would be a balance between levelling-up killing NPCs and hunting the other teams. Hmmm.
  • Lukree 11 Feb 2018 21:25:43 423 posts
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    Anyone gotten into beta? I got a key and just blindly jumped in. Totally clueless what to do but managed to kill 4 others before I and my teammate were wiped out. Second time tried to start a solo game twice but it just didn't seem to work for me - loading just stuck.
  • Tomo 12 Feb 2018 00:54:28 15,870 posts
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    Still waiting for my key :(

    Annoying as my friend has one and he's waiting for me to get one before jumping in.
  • crashVoodoo 12 Feb 2018 08:58:33 5,763 posts
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    Nope didn't get one. They're releasing them in waves so hopefully ...
  • Frogofdoom 12 Feb 2018 09:01:40 7,895 posts
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    Watched the jackfrags video and this looks pretty good. Maybe a bit clunky but the atmosphere and concept are pretty sweet. Hopefully has enough monsters to keep things interesting, the spider was horrible!
  • Bichii 12 Feb 2018 09:04:04 553 posts
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    Fingers crossed for a ps4 release as I love the YouTube videos I've seen.
  • INSOMANiAC 14 Feb 2018 13:10:31 4,477 posts
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    Got a key, just triedplaying it and it's definitely nowhere near ready. I ended up lagging out. The guns feel like cap guns which Isuppose is the idea, seemed pretty good with very nice graphics but I'll need to play it a lot more yet
  • thesonglessbird 14 Feb 2018 16:06:39 201 posts
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    I've played a few games of the alpha so far and I'm enjoying it although I do wonder about its lasting appeal. I absolutely adore the aesthetic and the monsters are really creepy, especially the spider which I find deeply disturbing. I'll definitely be keeping my eye on this one...
  • Lukree 22 Feb 2018 17:59:36 423 posts
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    Now it is published for open early access!
  • Tomo 22 Feb 2018 18:54:44 15,870 posts
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    Bloody hell.

    I had the beta available for about 3 days. Got 1 game with a friend and my resolution and frame rate were totally fucked. And now it wants 26 quid to continue bug testing for them... Nnrghhh.
  • ChiefGB 22 Feb 2018 19:50:24 8,303 posts
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    If this goes the way of evolve (which I personally enjoyed btw) they are fucked.
  • heavy_salad 22 Feb 2018 23:14:43 1,156 posts
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    I really liked Evolve too. Not seen a lot of this, but if it's along the same lines, colour me intrigued. I believe it's more PvP type stuff against other 'humans' rather than the lop-sided PvP of Evolve (ie group of players vs big monster player)?
  • Lukree 23 Feb 2018 12:41:40 423 posts
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    Evolve was a strange one. It was generally ok but somehow it did break the immersion once you had the beast locked into a closed bubble. That was a strange design choice.

    I went and purchased this anyway - I really liked those few games I played. The atmosphere is really great - the environment is really nicely designed with all the details. I just hope that they'll have other maps as well.
  • aphex187 5 Mar 2018 12:37:30 9 posts
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    Really do hope this takes off and what he needs is a free weekend as the stats show that it's gone from over 10k to 2k a day. GG btw, best played with friends and if you like L4D, Dying Light, Resi, Evolve then you'll love this.
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