Arnold Schwarzenegger's Dutch Will Play a Role in Asymmetrical Shooter PREDATOR: HUNTING GROUNDS
According to an Arnold Schwarzenegger fan-site, the former governor of California will indeed reprise the role of Alan "Dutch" Schaefer in the Sony Interactive Entertainment–published asymmetrical shooter Predator: Hunting Grounds.
At its core, the upcoming Hunting Grounds — coming to PS4 and PC this April — is an asymmetrical multiplayer shooter in the same vein as Turtle Rock Studios' Evolve. Unlike that failed production, IllFonic's next big thing will pit a 4-person group of mercenaries against a real threat — the deadly Predator himself.
If said TheArnoldFans report is anything to go by, Schwarzenegger's strong-willed character from 1987's cult-classic Predator will make a return in Hunting Grounds in some way, shape or form.
"The other day Predator came on, and I said to my girlfriend, "Let's watch the beginning," Schwarzenegger said during the recent Arnold Sports Festival in Ohio. "And we ended up watching the whole thing because it still held up today. Other movies don't hold up, but movies like Predator and the first Terminator really hold up, and it was really fun to watch. Interesting enough, a week later I was asked to do some voice-over for a video game that is coming out about Predator. "
"So it was great that I watched it to get back in that mood again to do the voice-over," the actor added. Unfortunately, it's not clear if the in-game Dutch will actually be a playable character.
Considering that the team at IllFonic had the chance to work on the aforementioned Evolve, it will be truly fascinating to see how things develop. Other game studios should not take lessons from 2K's handling of that asymmetrical shooter, and we'll finally see how Hunting Grounds fares at the end of next month.
Predator: Hunting Grounds is an immersive asymmetrical multiplayer shooter set in the remote jungles of the world, where the Predator stalks the most challenging prey. Play as a member of an elite 4-person 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.
Predator: Hunting Grounds is coming to PlayStation 4 and PC (via the EGS) on April 24, 2020.