Predator: Hunting Grounds Is Offering A Trial Period For PC And PS4 Gamers Starting March 27

Predator: Hunting Grounds Is Offering A Trial Period For PC And PS4 Gamers Starting March 27
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If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a Predator, otherwise known as a Yautja, then you don’t have a lot of video games to choose from. Perhaps the best one thus far has been Aliens vs. Predator. Unfortunately, the game is officially 10 years old and a lot of the graphics and mechanics just don’t hold up to today’s video game standards.

Luckily, Predator: Hunting Grounds is on the horizon. It’s an immersive asymmetrical shooter featuring a group of soldiers and of course, a Yautja or Hunter. That concept alone is better than what we’ve got in the past. But it’s as they say: Better late than never.

So far, we know the game is set to come out this year and fans have even been treated to a couple of breakdown videos. The more relevant ones highlight the different Yautja classes that will be available, as well as some of the skills they’ll be working with.

Just recently, another trailer was shown that confirms a trial period. It will run from March 27 to March 29 for both PC and PS4 users. It will be available through the Epic Games Store. It’s the perfect opportunity to see what this game is all about.

Looking at the trailer announcement, we see a squad of soldiers venturing deep in the forest. They then hear the iconic sounds of a Hunter. He’s nearby and camouflaged. You can just feel the tension in the forest as the Hunter is about to score his first kill. It’s only until the Hunter blasts a nearby soldier with his canon blaster when the chase begins, or so the humans think.

Just in this brief gameplay footage alone, Predator: Hunting Grounds is showing a lot of promise. Firstly, the visuals look amazing. You can tell that IllFonic spent a lot of time with the designs and environments. You truly feel immersed in a forest with silent and deadly Predator on the hunt.

We then see that iconic phrase: Get to the chopper. It stands to reason that each session will have a time limit for the soldiers. If they can survive and make it to the end when the chopper shows up, that might indicate a victory. It’s kind of like Friday the 13th: The Video Game, where the counselors won if they could make it to a certain part of the map right when time expired.

All in all, this game is shaping up to be outstanding. We should have a better idea after next month’s trial period.