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Crytek USA will release Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age as free-to-play title this Fall

Looks like we finally know what Crytek USA (the studio formerly known as Vigil Games) is up to. Crytek announced this morning that their Austin-based subsidiary is developing Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age, a free-to-play third-person action game about demon hunters in the late 1800s. Hmm…

Comparisons to Ready At Dawn’s The Order: 1886 aside, Hunt seems to take most of its inspiration from Valve’s Left 4 Dead series as four players will be able to team up to cooperatively challenge the assorted monsters at the center of Hunt. Crytek USA plans to heavily focus on this type of close collaboration between players, especially in the “grueling” boss fights that will pop up at unexpected times. And speaking of the unexpected, a special content generation system will randomize the environments and enemy sets that players will encounter in Hunt, so no two games will be the same.

Crytek USA’s CEO, David Adams, said: “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.”

Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age will be available as a closed beta this Fall for the PC and consoles. But we won’t have to wait that long to get our next taste of the game. Crytek plans to unveil a gameplay trailer during next week’s E3 Expo.

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