Due out in April, the upcoming Predator multiplayer game is having a free trial this weekend. What perfect timing.
With so many of us forced to stay in at the moment, it’s a good thing we have plenty of video games to help us pass the time . We arguably don’t need any new ones, but that doesn’t mean they’re not welcome.
weekend, developer Illfonic will be releasing a free trial for its upcoming multiplayer
title, Predator: Hunting Grounds, and it will be available for PlayStation Plus
users on PlayStation 4 and Epic Games Store members on PC.
trial will feature cross-play as well, so you and your friends can play together
regardless of which system you own it on.
Taking place in an unnamed jungle, players can team up as a squad of soldiers and complete missions whilst avoiding and/or fighting back against the Predator, or take control of the Predator itself and use its unique weaponry to pick off the soldiers one by one.
While the final game will have four different classes for the soldiers, the trial will only provide access to three of them: Assault, Scout, and Support. However, you will be able to unlock stronger weapons to better complete your missions – as well as different customisation options for the Predator that change its appearance.
Illfonic have already demonstrated their experience with asymmetric multiplayer titles like this with its work on Friday The 13th . While that game did have rather clumsy controls, and its initial launch was riddled with bugs, it still managed to capture the feel of the movies it was based on and playing as Jason Vorhees was a lot of fun.
Why even play as some boring humans when the Predator’s right there? (Pic: IllFonic/Sony)
It’s worth remembering that Disney now owns Fox and, therefore, the Predator IP as well. It’s unlikely that will affect this game in any way, since it began development well before the acquisition, but it might complicate plans for any sequel.
Disney’s long-running disdain for making its own games led it to immediately put up publisher FoxNext for sale and seemingly torpedoed work on a new Alien game. Although hopefully they won’t object to new games being licensed in the future.
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trial will run from 27 March – 29 March, though PlayStation 4 owners may want
to try and download it as soon as they possibly can. Recently, Sony stated that
speeds may be slowed down due to increased Internet usage.
won’t affect online play, apparently, so you at least won’t need to worry about
your Predator play session being disrupted.
Predator: Hunting Grounds will release for PlayStation 4 and PC on 24 April.
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