Hunt: Showdown enters Xbox Game Preview this spring

Hunt: Showdown will be making its way to Xbox Game Preview this spring

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Crytek's competitive first-person bounty hunting game Hunt: Showdown is coming to Xbox Game Preview this spring, where you'll be able to try it out and see if it's up your alley.

Crytek had announced it would soon be partnering with Microsoft to bring Hunt: Showdown to Xbox Game Preview soon enough, but now its arrival has been dated. It'll be coming spring 2019. There's a new gameplay teaser to give would-be players a taste of what it'll have to offer as well, which you can see below.

Hunt: Showdown takes elements of first-person shooters and survival games and combines them for match-based gameplay with rounds that take ten players, either playing solo or in teams of duo, making them fight against each other for bounty. They work together (or against each other) to eliminate monsters throughout the swamps of Louisiana. The game utilizes a blend of PvP and PvE elements.

Taking a bounty will make you a target on the map for everyone else left, so you'll have to worry about risking your well-being for a hefty reward. When you die, that's it, too – so be careful when you're being greedy. It could cost you your life.

Previously, Hunt: Showdown won the Shacknews Best Early Access Game of 2018 award, with our own Chris Jarrard awarding it high praise.

"As the game works towards a final release, it has received new maps, hunters, gear, and monsters. As expected, the game gets regular balance adjustments and bug fixes as a part of the early access process. While Hunt: Showdown is still technically in the oven, the team at Crytek have already delivered a horrifying shooter experience that draws you back in for more. For this reason, it takes the top spots as the Shacknews Best Early Access Game of 2018," he said of the title.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the game to drop via Xbox Game Preview this spring.

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