Predator: Hunting Grounds
Date Released: 2020
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Genre: Online Multiplayer Shooter
Predator: Hunting Grounds was officially announced on May 9, 2019 and is developed by Illfonic. They previously developed the 2017 Friday the 13th game where you play as Jason stalking a group of councillors or playing as one of them. By the sounds of the information released so far, it’s quite similar to that game. It’s an online multiplayer shooter where you can play as a Predator and stalk a team of soldiers. Alternatively, you can play as one of the soldiers and complete objectives before the Predator finds you. Predator: Hunting Grounds appears to be a Playstation 4 exclusive and is currently set for release at some point in 2020.
Predator: Hunting Grounds is an immersive asymmetrical shooter set in remote areas around the world, where the Predator stalks the most challenging prey. Play as a member of an elite Fireteam and complete paramilitary operations before the Predator finds you. Or, play as the Predator to hunt the most worthy prey, choosing from your vast array of deadly alien tech to collect your trophies, one by one.
CEO of Illfonic, Charles Brungardt, gave a few more details about how the gameplay will work in Predator: Hunting Grounds:
One group of players will control members of an elite Fireteam who pack state-of-the-art conventional firepower, from shotguns and SMGs to sniper rifles and more. Meanwhile, one player will control the Predator: a stealthy, acrobatic killing machine bristling with exotic alien technology such as the infamous Plasmacaster. As the Fireteam attempt to carry out paramilitary missions – annihilating bad guys and recovering important items – the Predator will be closing in, using its advanced vision mode to track and ambush its prey. Creating an immersive world for the Predator universe has been so rewarding for our team. We’re massive fans of this IP, and it’s made us closely examine every aspect of the game to be certain we are staying true to the world. Fox has been an incredible part of this process.
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