Sony has announced during the State of Play a new game called Predator: Hunting Grounds, an asymmetric online multiplayer experience product from the collaboration between the Japanese company and the Fox network. It will arrive next year 2020 for PlayStation 4. First details and trailer have been revealed.
As we see, Predator: Hunting Grounds seeks to stand apart from other multiplayer bets in line with the asymmetric bet, as other titles like Evolve (the latter without success) already did.
The development team of Predator: Hunting Grounds is Illfonic, the team that worked on titles like Friday the 13th: The Game. The gameplay will be based on games where some players control the members of an armed team while, on the other hand, another player controls the Predator. In this way, both sides are controlled by real players and not by artificial intelligence.
These are paramilitary missions in which the Predator is the obstacle, the main enemy, in charge of making those tasks end up being a resounding failure.
As stated by Charles Brungardt, CEO of Illfonic, he is a “superfan” of this type of issues in the film and television world. “When I first saw this scene at 10 years old, it sent a shiver down my spine. This gets to the heart of what makes the Predator universe so freakin’ awesome. It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned special operations badass — if the Predator is hunting you, you are afraid. I’ve been a huge fan ever since,” he says in relation to Predator.
Members of the elite team can count on a wide variety of firearms: shotguns, submachine guns, sniper rifles and more. The elite team will carry out the paramilitary missions, while the Predator will take advantage of its advanced vision mode to “ambush its prey”.
Soon more details will be revealed, although it is already confirmed that to play the game it will be necessary to have an active subscription to PlayStation Plus.