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News video games 06 March 2023, 11:08

author: Adrian Werner

Hunt: Showdown Surprises With Big Change 5 Years After Release

Hunt: Showdown is already five years old, but Crytek does not intend to slow down the pace of the game's development. The team has announced that they have plans to, among other things, thoroughly upgrade the technological layer of the game.

Online shooter Hunt: Showdown is one of the biggest successes in the output of Crytek. Last month marked five years since the first version of the game went on sale on Steam. However, the developers have no intention of slowing down and have revealed some details about plans for the game's further development.

  1. The most important change is expected to be the transfer of Hunt: Showdown from the now severely outdated version 5.6 of CryEngine to build 5.11. This should bring improvements in both graphics and gameplay.
  2. Upgrading the engine of an old online game is something that happens rarely and Crytek wouldn't have taken on such a difficult task if it didn't have plans to develop the game for years to come.
  3. For now, it is not known when we can expect the switch to the new engine. All we know is that it will happen this year.
  4. Crytek also revealed that the population of players of Hunt: Showdown is growing every year and the devs are curious to see how far they can take it.

Hunt: Showdown debuted in early access in February 2018. In turn, in 2019, the game lived to see version 1.0 and an Xbox One release. A year later, a PlayStation 4 port was released.

The game is highly acclaimed. On Steam, 83% of player reviews praise the title, which is categorized as a "very positive" reception. Hunt: Showdown also achieves very good activity results - yesterday, at the hottest moment of the day, 27,604 users played the project on Steam at the same time.

Hunt: Showdown is currently doing better than ever. If you want to join the fun, you can take advantage of promotions organized on the occasion of the game's fifth birthday. As a result on Steam the game currently costs $16. You will pay the same amount in the PlayStation Store. Many DLCs have also been discounted. Unfortunately, the price cuts did not include the Xbox edition.

  1. Hunt: Showdown - official website
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