Crytek's Hunt: Horrors Of The Gilded Age Reappears As Hunt: Showdown

After being removed from the spotlight for several years, the near-forgotten title from Crytek called Hunt: Horrors Of The Gilded Age has reappeared in a teaser trailer under the new name Hunt: Showdown.

As of now, there's not too much known about the game besides what little is shown in the trailer above. And if you'd hope to find any additional information about the game from the official website, you'd be sorely disappointed. All that exists on the page is the same trailer above, plastered across the entire page with no more leads to pursue next.

What can be gathered from the trailer is the emphasis that's put on two characters as opposed to one. One of the descriptions in the trailer reads "When two hunters risk everything / And evil waits unseen / The hunter becomes the hunted." This description combined with the two on-screen hunters being ambushed by another two-man team should indicate that the game will most likely feature a heavy emphasis on co-op gameplay. This lends even more credibility to the idea that this game is the replacement for Hunt: Horrors Of The Gilded Age seeing how the previous title was expected to also focus on teamwork in a third-person shooter environment.

There's also already a Facebook and Twitter account set up for Hunt: Showdown, but not much can be gained from those either aside from some unrevealing photos and some cryptic responses to others on Twitter who are already inquiring about the story and gameplay the game will feature.

Despite the curiosity the trailer has stirred up, Crytek couldn't escape remarks in the comment sections about recent issues regarding the company and its employees. It was reported more than once by PCGamesN and Polygon that Crytek employees were not being paid on time, an issue that apparently resonated enough with gamers to drop comments on the trailer asking snarky questions like "How many employees got paid for making this? None of 'em?"

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It's not known at this time which consoles Hunt: Showdown will be released on or if it will be a free-to-play game, but more information will be reported as it's announced.