Predator: Hunting Grounds is going to have a trial weekend next month so you can give it a go yourself. It starts on March 27 at 4pm in the UK, 5pm in Europe, while North America players can join in at 5pm PST. You’ll be able to play all the way through to March 29, 2020.
The trial will be available to those PlayStation Plus on PS4 as well as PC players, and they’ll be able to play together with cross-play support. You can choose to play solo as the Predator, or you can team up against the alien menace as a human fireteam with three other players.
This is an asymmetrical multiplayer game like developer Illfonic’s previous game, Friday the 13th. That means the Predator will have an advantage when it comes to one-on-one fights due to its arsenal and mobility, able to ambush its prey from all directions. However, the fireteam can come out on top if the squad is able to work together and cover each other’s backs.
IGN got to preview Predator: Hunting Grounds last year and found it to be “a blast.” Especially when playing as the Predator, using the plasmacaster, arm blades, cloaking ability, infrared vision, and more of the iconic tools from the films. Illfonic says that it’s built upon the feedback that demo got after taking it to events last year and so the trial version should be further refined.
The Predator: Hunting Grounds cover art has also been revealed with this announcement. Stare at it as much as you want right now – you might notice a familiar face in the trees – but bear in mind that you’ll be able to get an even closer look if you pick up the game when it’s expected to launch on April 24, 2020.
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