A trial weekend for Predator: Hunting Grounds will run from March 27 to 29 for PlayStation 4 players with a PlayStation Plus membership and PC players via the Epic Games Store, publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer IllFonic announced. Like the full game, the trial will support cross-play between platforms.
The trial will be available to download on March 27 in Japan at 15:00 JST, in Europe at 4:00 p.m. GMT, and in North America at 5:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET.
Players will be able to play solo as the Predator or team up online with three others as part of a Fireteam. Here are some things to know when playing as a Fireteam, via IllFonic CEO Charles Brungardt:
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?
Predator: Hunting Grounds is due out for PlayStation 4 and PC via the Epic Games Store on April 24.
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