Crytek’s Hunt is apparently not dead

But it seems to have changed significantly

It has been a long time since we’ve heard anything about Crytek’s Hunt (formerly Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age). The cooperative monster shooter was originally revealed in June 2014. It has been mostly radio silence since then, apart from news that development was moved from the Darksiders studio to Crytek’s Frankfurt office.

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Hunt had been silently canned. Amid all of Crytek’s very public financial woes which include not paying employees and studio closures, it seemed reasonable to assume that a free-to-play shooter would end up a casualty. Not so, apparently.

This morning, Crytek released a teaser trailer for Hunt that’s embedded above. Things appear to have been significantly reworked. The subtitle is now Showdown instead of Horrors of the Gilded Age. Also, we’re told that it’s now a first-person shooter, whereas it was originally set to be third-person.

There will be plenty to learn about Hunt in the months to come, especially considering its website is nothing more than the trailer. It’ll be interesting to find out what this has turned into. But, something tells me it’ll be more interesting to learn how this game stayed afloat despite all of Crytek’s problems.

Brett Makedonski
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