Crytek announces four-player action game Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age

Just a day after revealing Homefront: The Revolution, Crytek has announced its new IP – Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age.


Hunt is a third-person co-op action game, where up to four players “fend off an onslaught of bloodthirsty creatures and track down breathtaking bosses”.

The game is being developed by Crytek USA, a studio comprised primarily of employees from Darksiders creator Vigil Games, and it will be self-published.

While Crytek hasn’t confirmed it, Hunt could well be free-to-play as Crytek categorises it under ‘games as a service’ and its beta will take place through GFACE, which Crytek calls an “online platform for playing free-to-play, high quality games in a social environment”.

“In Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age, players will be counting their bullets and crying out for help as they delve deeper into the shadowy world we’ve created. From the outset of the development process, we’ve poured our imaginations into the game so that everyone who plays Hunt will discover a challenging experience that feels fresh, captivating and rich in possibilities,” says Crytek USA CEO David Adams.

Hunt will also include a content generation system ‘that ensures players never encounter exactly the same environment or set of enemies twice’. Sounds an awful lot like a third-person Left 4 Dead.

Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age will enter closed beta for PC later this year, and the game is expected to hit PC and consoles next year.

Check out the announce trailer below.

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