Hunt: Showdown closed alpha announced

Hunt: Showdown Closed Alpha
The hunt begins

One of the games announced earlier this year, Crytek’s Hunt: Showdown, is going to be released via Steam Early Access. Before release however, PC players will have a chance to try it out very soon. Starting this winter, the Hunt: Showdown closed alpha testing will begin, with more invites rolling out later.

In a press release, producer Fatih Özbayram stated that “After initial tests with a very limited amount of players, we are planning to invite more and more testers with each phase. This is the first step in building a close relationship with our community and integrating their feedback into our development process, something we plan on continuing—and intensifying—during early access.”

If you’re interested in taking part in the alpha testing, you can sign up on the official website. When I saw Hunt: Showdown at E3 a few months back, I thought it was an intriguing concept. Considering that it’s a multiplayer-only title, testing like this should help gauge community feedback and iron out the bugs.

If you’d like to know more about Hunt: Showdown, here’s the synopsis: 

Hunt: Showdown is a competitive first-person bounty hunting game with heavy PvE elements from the makers of Crysis. Set in the darkest corners of the world, it packs the thrill of survival games into a match-based format. Hunt’s competitive, match-based gameplay mixes PvP and PvE elements to create a uniquely tense experience. At the beginning of each match, up to five teams of two set out to track monstrous targets. Once they’ve found and defeated one of these they will receive a bounty—and instantly become a target for every other hunter left on the map. The higher the risk, the higher the reward–but a single mistake could cost everything.