There have been 31 Predator games made since the first one came out in 1987 and yet, despite being an incredibly obvious choice for player vs player game we’re only now really getting around to doing that. Yes, a multiplayer Predator game has been announced. The game is called Predator: Hunting Grounds and it looks like an asymmetrical game like Friday the 13th with one person playing a Predator while others play an elite paramilitary team. This is such an obvious setting for this type of game that it really is surprising that it hasn’t been done before.
But, asymmetrical multiplayer games don’t seem to be very successful. Friday the 13th is easily the most successful of the genre but compared to other genres it’s a bit niche. Even the Bioware asymmetrical multiplayer game Shadow Realms never really got to see the light of day despite being an excellent game and fairly complete in terms of development.
The good news is that Predator: Hunting Grounds is being developed by IllFonic, the creators of the mildly successful Friday the 13th game. Unlike Friday the 13th, Predator: Hunting Grounds is going to be a PS4 exclusive, at least at launch. This might help it find some success as Friday the 13th was PC first then moved to PS4 and Xbox One later.
However, the top comments on the trailer aren’t positive. There seems to be a lot of disappointment that the game is multiplayer. Making it a multiplayer game gives the game some much-needed replayability, which these days really is a necessity. It will be interesting to watch how people feel about the game as time goes on. The game is scheduled to launch sometime in 2020. Check out the trailer, which doesn’t feature any gameplay below.
Source: Playstation State of Play Stream