PREDATOR HUNTING GROUNDS Has Officially Gone Gold as Illfonic Discusses Post-Launch Plans
Illfonic's highly anticipated Predator: Hunting Grounds has officially gone gold, which means that the works on the base game are practically done and the asymmetrical shooter will make its debut on the 24th of April as originally planned. The long-awaited title is coming to PlayStation 4 and PC (via the Epic Games Store).
The news was confirmed by Illfonic’s CEO Charles Brungardt and Creative Director Jared Gerritzen during a recent episode of the Official PlayStation Podcast. Furthermore, the developers revealed that they have plenty of ideas for new content which will be released during Predator: Hunting Grounds' post-launch phase.
"We’re definitely gonna share a lot more details on that soon. We just recently went gold, but that doesn’t mean we stopped. We get to multiplayer games like this we get to keep going, we get keep iterating, we get to keep addressing all the way up to launch and after launch. So we’re definitely focused right now on making the best launch experience we can possible, but there’s definitely a lot of stuff we’re talking about to continue to evolve and expand beyond launch. So stay tuned for that, we will be sharing."
Considering that Hunting Grounds shares some similarities with Turtle Rock Studios' abandoned Evolve — which was brought to life with help from Illfonic — it will be interesting to see how it fares in the long run.
Rumour has it that Arnold Schwarzenegger's Alan "Dutch" Schaefer will make a return in Hunting Grounds, but Illfonic had not revealed any concrete details on the actor's involvement at the time of this writing.
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.