As promised, our first look at Predator Hunting Grounds gameplay trailer was finally aired during the gamescom convention, giving us our first true look at the game. You can watch the official gamescoms gameplay trailer down below. We will have more in-depth breakdown of the trailer up later this week so be on the look out for that.
Predator: Hunting Grounds is being developed by Illfonic, most recently known for their work on the Kickstarter project, Friday the 13th: The Game. Like Friday The 13th, Predator: Hunting Grounds will be an online player-versus-player (PvP) shooter that features a asymmetrical gameplay structure. Description from the website:
Predator: Hunting Grounds is an immersive asymmetrical shooter set in remote areas around the world, where the Predator stalks the most challenging prey. Play as a member of an elite Fireteam and complete paramilitary operations before the Predator finds you. Or, play as the Predator to hunt the most worthy prey, choosing from your vast array of deadly alien tech to collect your trophies, one by one.
The Predator made its original film debut in 1987 “Predator”, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger leading a group of highly trained professional mercenaries as they’re tasked with a rescue operation. Of course things quickly go south as the team discovers that they’re not the only ones out in the jungle, as members are slowly killed off one by one in extremely brutal and gory ways. An instant classic for its time that eventually spawned multiple sequels and spin-offs. Its a film that we highly recommend everyone to watch, and personally its one of my all time top 80’s action film.
Judging from the gameplay alone, Illfonic is taking a ton of inspiration from the original film, while also incorporating their own twist to the title. I’m certainly excited by what I saw and hopefully this ends up being the Predator game that fans have so hungrily desired.
Predator: Hunting Grounds is due to hit next year, exclusively on the PlayStation 4. We will be sure to cover all things related to the title as more news is released.