Darksiders Devs Reveal Monster-Hunting Game for Consoles and PC

Debut title from Crytek USA, "Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age" from numerous former Vigil Games devs, will be on display next week at E3.

Crytek USA, the new studio formed by numerous ex-Darksiders developers from Vigil Games, today announced their first project, a PC and console multiplayer game called Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age.

The third-person action game set in the late 1800s has you teaming up with three others to fend off "an onslaught of bloodthirsty creatures." Crytek says every battle will feel unique thanks to the game's "special content generation system" that makes it so you'll never battle in the same environment or face the same set of enemies twice.

Hunt also offers up boss battles with "truly terrifying monsters," which Crytek says will require "close collaboration" on the part of your team to defeat. It sounds like Hunt will be Crytek's latest free-to-play game, as the developer says it is the studio's latest "games-as-a-service" title. Others include FPS Warface and the recently announced MOBA-esque title Arena of Fate.

"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," Crytek USA CEO David Adams said in a statement. "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."

Hunt will be on display at E3 next week, but if you can't make it to the show, Crytek plans to hold a closed beta for PC later this year. You can sign up for a chance to participate in the beta today at the game's website. The full game is slated to launch later this year.

Could another Darksiders game also be in the works? Adams said last year that, after the Darksiders franchise found no buyer during the THQ bankruptcy auction, he would like to buy the IP, but it's unclear if this ever happened. The most recent entry in that series was 2012's Darksiders 2.

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rufusamatrix
rufusamatrix

Again mote microtransactions.


Still, three guys and one lady is very Vigil Games ;-)


Best of luck Crytek USA, and best of luck Nordic Games.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

This is disappointing. Was hoping they would be working on a new single-player experience on par with the Darksiders series.

X-RS
X-RS

More fukin zombies? _-_

hehe101
hehe101

how does F2P on console work?

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

"Free to Play?  Weee!  I can't wait to buy a couple hundred dollars worth of stuff on this game, and put it all on my mommy's credit card.  That's not like paying real money, since the money comes from a credit card, right?  ---  Typical preferred F2P customer.

Sohaim
Sohaim

lost me at Multiplayer, also lost me at game-as-a-service even more LOL.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

Game-as-a-service... This is an even more alarming and depressing term than free-to-play. Now, I know that (with the help of us gamers) game-as-a-product was never a real thing, but saying it out loud and trying to shove it as a norm is simply disgusting. Or maybe that's just me, I don't know what's normal anymore.

nini200
nini200

This reminds me moreso of Hunter: The Wreckoning (I loved those games btw) moreso than Monster Hunter.

I'll try it out I guess but that teaser didn't make me excited for it.

And then I read it was F2P...  Well I'll be passing on this now then.

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age is officially the WORST name since KINGDOM OF AMALUR: RECKONING!

archav3n
archav3n

L4D2 F2P clone? Cross-Play of PC with consoles? KB/M vs Controller? Oh yeah.. that be great. Please no auto target assist for the consoles

geniobastardo
geniobastardo

I hope Crytek will live back it's glory days.... 

oflow
oflow

i'll wait for evolve

battlefront1943
battlefront1943

Crytek, I don't F2P.  I like to own my games and not pay microtransactions.  I like ownership...  not the "drug dealer" economic strategy F2P thrives on.  If you wanna get people like me to F2P, you better show an experience unavailable anywhere else.  IMHO, so far the only F2P even close to that is DEEP DOWN...  and even that I'm wary of.

LucentWolf
LucentWolf

Woot! A game that I can finally say "meh" to! I am not fond of this games as a service thing going on. I'll keep a wandering eye on it, cause of Darksider's.. but that's about it. Too many other titles demand my attention.

tommynj
tommynj

A wait and see... Hope it turns out good.

jack00
jack00

F2P, too bad, looked fun.

XxXDarkness0XxX
XxXDarkness0XxX

damn i read that wrong.. thought it said a Monster HuntER game for console :'(

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

4K: "Looks phenomenal....eventually.".

Really enjoyed Darksiders 1 and 2. Bought them last summer in the Steam sales. I'll keep an eye on this one. Even if they have taken the dark side calling themselves Crytek.

GamerGeek87
GamerGeek87

Im confused by the last paragraph. Didnt Nordic Games acquire the Darksiders IP?

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

These guys are grade A developers hope this have is good

Foppe
Foppe

@hehe101 You download the game to the harddrive and play the game.

Then you use money to buy premium items if you want.

oroelf
oroelf

@nini200 Yep I saw F2P and knew I would never play this.  Shame because I've heard nothing but good things about the Monster Hunter series but they haven't localized a game from that series in a while and wanted to give it a try.