Hunt: Showdown, a mysterious new project in development at Crytek, has received a thirty-second teaser trailer to start paving way for a proper unveiling.
The company has kept radio silence about its upcoming title, and the trailer just forces more questions. Two armed men are shown stalking through a forest at night, only to be attacked by two other characters.
“When two hunters risk everything and evil waits unseen, the hunter becomes the hunted,” reads the description.
There is speculation that Hunt: Showdown is actually the reimagined version of Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age, a free-to-play cooperative third-person shooter that Crytek was developing a few years ago. The game was supposed to enter the beta phase in late 2014, but was pushed back for unknown reasons.
Eventually, Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age disappeared and it was naturally supposed that it had been canned. Considering the financial troubles of the company, which were brought to light last year, it is possible that Crytek shifted its priorities from development.
Hunt: Showdown appears to feature a similar art-style, even carrying a similar title. The trailer perhaps hints that the developer is still focusing on cooperative gameplay, but we will have to wait for an official word on the business model.
With E3 2017 just around the corner, Crytek will possibly unveil its new project then. In the mean time, it is answering questions from fans over on the game’s Twitter account. Be warned though, the answers are vague and strange.