Hunt: Showdown Gets PS4 Release Date, Xbox Cross-Play Planned

Crytek has announced the release date and future plans for Hunt: Showdown on PlayStation 4, which includes cross-play with the Xbox One version.

The competitive bounty-hunting shooter will be available on PS4 from February 18, 2020. The physical version of the Xbox One version will be released on the same day.

Crytek was able to move forward with the console versions thanks to bringing on publisher Koch Media who will be handling them going forward. This frees up Crytek so it can focus on developing updates for the game and handling the PC version.

“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,” Crytek revealed. “Players can also expect server-side performance improvements, client CPU performance fixes, and a number of other general bug fixes.”

Beyond that update, Crytek says the plan is to add cross-play between the Xbox One and PS4 versions of Hunt: Showdown. There will also be a new map, solo PvE mode, live events, and outfit customisation.

Hunt: Showdown is the latest game by Crysis and Far Cry 1 developer Crytek. It’s a competitive shooter in which 12 players – in teams or solo – try to track down and kill beasts and then reach the extraction point with the bounty. It’s especially exciting as players can choose to cooperate to then betray each other at any moment.

It came out on PC and Xbox One in 2019 after being in Early Access for a while. It started off with a single map that captured its 1895 Louisiana setting but since then has got a second map.

Chris Priestman is a freelancer who writes news for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.

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