Predator: Hunting Grounds
A free trial weekend is coming for Predator: Hunting Grounds so we can help the team make sure this is the Predator game we have been waiting for
In just under two months, we will have a chance to dive into Predator: Hunting Grounds on the PS4 and PC to head back into the fun one versus many style of gameplay the game should really be. With each new day, we are getting closer to April 24th and this release from IllFonic. Now we have another date to look for the Predator to head to our systems, though. No, the release date did not change here but we are getting a free trial weekend. That is what it is being called, yet I am almost certain it will be server testing and game balance testing on top of giving fans a chance to experience part of the game a month early. Yes, this will run over the weekend of March 27th to the 29th, which is close enough to a month before launch there.
The finer details on the maps and other extras we will get to experience in this Free Trial for Predator: Hunting Grounds is still yet to be determined or laid out, sadly. What we do know is that it will kick off at 5 pm PST here and let us hunt down the various Fireteams we are placed up against or the Predator player depending on how things randomly fall. Something that can be made even more random as it will also feature the cross-play function for PS4 and PC players to go up against each other during this trial run. This could be something that the team is looking to make perfect for launch too. It will just be nice to know that we are breaking those borders when it comes to killing each other in the virtual space. What a time we live in here. Either way, I know I will see you all in the hunting grounds next month.
Predator: Hunting Grounds — Free Trial Announcement
I am so excited to announce we will be running a trial weekend for Predator: Hunting Grounds, starting on March 27, and running through March 29. The Trial will be open to PS4 players with a PlayStation Plus membership and PC players as well via Cross-play support. Just hop to PlayStation Store, download the Trial, and start hunting!
The Trial will be available to download on March 27 in Japan at 3 pm JST, in Europe at 4 pm GMT, and in North America at 5 pm PST.
We spent the last part of 2019 taking a demo around to various gaming events around the world and allowing members of the public to try it for themselves. Seeing the fun that everyone has had as both the Predator and the Fireteam has been incredibly rewarding for the dev team. We received valuable feedback through that process and we believe everyone will be excited to see where the game is. We are looking forward to having you test the game out as we are getting closer and closer to launch.
The Odds Are Against You
Who doesn’t love a challenge? We love that when you play as the Fireteam it really captures that feeling of power, of being the best of the best. You have access to a state-of-the-art arsenal and gear that lets you feel like you can take down an army, and you will. Fireteam players have a mission to accomplish and must face lots of AI opponents PLUS another player hunting them as the Predator.
Get a Real Sense of Fear
The original Predator movie was scary and so is playing this game. You land in the map with a mission at hand and battle AI opponents to accomplish key objectives, and then all of the sudden you hear that ominous clicking noise, A threat that could be coming from anywhere. On top of this suspense, when the Predator attacks, it’s terrifying. The Predator is relentless. It can pounce on you from above, shoot deadly plasma from the shadows, or rip you apart up close. The thrill of being hunted made the original movie so fun to watch, and what makes playing on the Fireteam so fun.
Making It Out Alive
Just like in the films, you need to regroup with your team, reevaluate your situation, and decide how you are going to get out alive. The game gives you all the tools you need but the tactics and strategy is all on you.
- Do you escape the Predator or turn the tables and hunt it down?
- Do you band together and use your collective firepower to fend it off?
- Do you divide and conquer?
- Do you use the environment and AI opponents to your advantage?
There are so many options and the choice is yours. Figuring out how to survive is at the core of why being on the Fireteam is fun.
Are you excited to be able to have a chance to play Predator: Hunting Grounds before launch or do you think it is going to play just as a stress test will normally go? How close to the final build do you think this will be or will it be an earlier build of the game? Do you think that PC gamers will have an advantage over the PS4 gamers at all or will it be balanced as best as possible? Let us all know down in the comments and then feel free to discuss it all at length. If we have more information for Predator: Hunting Grounds, we will share it all here. Be sure to keep checking back in here for all of that and much more.