During the May State of Play stream, PlayStation announced Predator: Hunting Grounds. The game is scheduled to release in 2020. The announcement was accompanied by a trailer, which is embedded above.
An online asymmetric shooter game, Predator: Hunting Grounds sees a group of players take on the titular hunter, who’s also controlled by a player. The game is being developed by Illfonic, the same studio behind Friday the 13th: The Game, and Fox is assisting. A new trailer for the game showcases some soldiers sneaking their way through a dense jungle, as the Predator–hidden with its cloaking technology–watches them from the tree tops.
“As the Fireteam attempt to carry out paramilitary missions–annihilating bad guys and recovering important items–the Predator will be closing in, using its advanced vision mode to track and ambush its prey,” Illfonic CEO Charles Brungardt wrote in a PlayStation blog post. Brungardt added that Predator: Hunting Grounds is “still pretty early in development” so it will probably be some time before we get a gameplay reveal.
Predator: Hunting Grounds wasn’t the only game announced during the State of Play stream. PlayStation also revealed Riverbond, a four-player couch co-op hack and slash game, is coming to PS4 this summer. Another new game, Away: The Survival Series, got a trailer as well. Away is a third-person adventure game that has you control a Sugar Glider that must find its way to safety after a series of natural disasters.
The stream also provided a release date for the previously announced MediEvil remaster–which is coming October 25. Details were released for Iceborne, the upcoming DLC expansion for Monster Hunter World, as well, including that it launches September 6. PlayStation ended the stream with the reveal of a new limited edition PS4 console and a trailer for the upcoming Final Fantasy VII remake. PlayStation announced more Final Fantasy VII details would be revealed this June. Normally that would definitely mean Sony’s PlayStation E3 press conference, but Sony is skipping out this year. Square Enix is hosting a presentation this year though, so we can expect the new details will be revealed then.
Despite being announced in 2015, Final Fantasy VII hasn’t had much of a spotlight, with very few details and trailers being provided over the past four years. The new trailer seems to showcase the bombing mission sequence that takes place right at the game’s start, and also reveals the remake’s revamped battle system and some of the voices for its characters.