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Hunt: Showdown joins Xbox Game Preview, costs $30 on Xbox

What you need to know

  • Hunt: Showdown is a first-person shooter that focuses on slaying monsters.
  • The game stealthily released on Xbox Game Preview today.
  • You can purchase it for $30 through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).

Updated May 29, 2019: Hunt: Showdown's complete listing is now available on the Microsoft Store. It features screenshots and additional information like download size. The game doesn't appear to feature Xbox One X enhancements at the moment and comes in at 20 GB on the console. Crytek also reached out to us and confirmed that the launch wasn't a mistake.

Hunt: Showdown is a first-person shooter which features a blend of competitive and cooperative combat. As stated in our preview, "monsters have taken over the world, and in order to survive, humanity must hunt them as close to extinction as possible." At Gamescom 2018, Microsoft announced that the game was coming to Xbox Game Preview soon. No concrete release date or price was provided at the time.

Today, seemingly out of nowhere, Hunt: Showdown went up on the Microsoft Store for $30. The description says the following and currently doesn't provide any details about the experience.

You can purchase Hunt: Showdown right now and play it. Oddly enough, it doesn't appear to be Xbox One X Enhanced at the moment despite the fact that Microsoft said it would be during E3 2018.

Keep in mind that this listing may be an error, and the game may be delisted after you make the purchase. No screenshots or additional information appears on the page, which is highly unusual. Were you able to purchase and play Hunt: Showdown? Are you interested in the game? Let us know.

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3 Comments
  • I played this game a bit ago on Xbox and it was not impressed in any way. I can't imagine this gaining much popularity based on it's own merits compared to what the competition is offering for free. I wish them the best but if this just felt horrible to play on xbox.
  • I'm shocked it's not Xbox One X Enhanced.
  • On their live "dev stream" they did today for the Xbox preview release, they stated that the game (at the moment) will run at 900p target 50fps on Xbox one and Xbox One S, and 1080p target 30fps on Xbox One X. So, the resolution will be better at least. They said they will be shooting for 4k on the One X but that's a work in progress. The game is still technically in early access on PC so it makes sense why they haven't had the time to completely optimize for the One X