Hunt: Showdown’s new general console update arrives in August, making the last-gen version unplayable.

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    Crytek has announced the release date for Hunt: Showdown’s new-gen update, which will also gain support for existing console versions. The update was first announced last September and will essentially force last-gen players to migrate to current consoles to continue playing the popular shooter.

    In a developer update, general manager David Fifield announced that the Cry Engine 5.11 update will go live on August 15. The update is billed as a “major relaunch” that brings native PS5/Xbox Series X/S support as well as a number of technical improvements. . However, this also means that the PS4 and Xbox One versions will become unplayable.

    This means these players will have to upgrade to existing hardware to continue playing their copies of the game. Crytek assures these players that if they decide to upgrade, player accounts, privileges, and all proprietary DLC will be transferred to the new generation version at no additional cost.

    In addition to technical improvements, the 5.11 update also introduces a new map and biome. In the months leading up to 5.11, Crytek plans to address community and survey feedback. This includes improved reporting systems to deal with cheating and toxic player behavior, design overhauls to deal with predator recovery, health sections, recovery, burn hunters, and reduced downtime. The game is also getting a new user interface, and Crytek will continue to develop the game’s recruitment and prestige development requirements.

    Hunt: Showdown first launched for Xbox and PC in 2019, with a PS4 version coming in 2020. The PvPvE first-person shooter is set in 1865 Louisiana as the player, alone or with two or three friends, hunts for supernatural bounty in the bayou. Stop bounty hunters controlled by other players.

    For more on Crytek, you can read about the studio’s next big project, Crysis 4.

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