Soldiers move in the jungle, carry out their mission and kill other soldiers. That sounds like the theme of a totally dozen Vietcong shooter, which we’ve already had clouds here. Into the captured cocktail, however, just add one superhumanly equipped hunter of lower races from another planet and suddenly we have a game from the University of Aliens and Predators, which fans have dreamed for almost 10 years and we had the opportunity to look at it at Gamescom and do not worry, in Predator: The Hunting Grounds can really be played as a predator. Duppy: You start with a lot of strength. You are the strongest hunter in the galaxy and go against a powerful rifle unit. Neither side should be afraid or worried, yet there is a mutual game of cat and mouse. With a predator, you have the ability to climb the trees and have the skills to chase your prey. However, you cannot jump among other players because you will die very quickly. So we have a certain balance that I think the other games of the genre do not have. In multiplayer, balancing is critically important and in order to have a chance against a predator, people do not go to battle alone, but in a 4-member team. Each match will be designed for 5 players. Duppy: I love competitive first-person shooters that are full of action, which is really cool. But after some time, for example, after a year everything starts to repeat. You’ll think, “I’ll take this weapon, run this way, and I’ll play it all the time.” While in this game you think you made the right choice when a predator suddenly appears and you have to change your tactics on the go. So it is clear that headless shooting here may not be entirely beneficial. Just to remember the original movie predator from 1987, Arnold Schwarzeneger also began to have a upper hand only after the game turned into a hunter. Duppy: The hunt comes every time. If the team chooses a more silent and tactical approach, the predator will find it even harder to find, which is quite interesting. Because not every time you go against each other right at the beginning of the game. Several times, when we really tried, the predator had a big problem finding us at all. We even found a predator a couple of times, making the hunter the prey itself, which is incredible fun. Its search will not be easy, however, because the developers incorporated Predkour, a combination. of predator and parkour, which gives the extraterrestrial hunter considerable vertical mobility and freedom, which really did not allow any previous predatory games Duppy: Other games that have been released are rather slow, while Predator is fast and vulnerable, changing the rules of the genre. This is also due to the addition of artificial intelligence in combat. If you have a lot of asymmetric games like Friday the 13th then you only have an evil Jason, around which you try to slip and win. While you have a bad predator, you still play the game, interact with other aspects and have fun. That’s the problem of asymmetric games, if you only have a negative role on one character, the game will soon become boring. But here you can play a cooperative first person shooter and have fun even if the predator does not appear. Maybe the game will be extraordinary in that the others will not worry so much when someone leav ongoing game. Unfortunately, we will have to wait for some more information, although the developers are planning to release Predator: The Hunting grounds next year, so they say they are only in the alpha phase of development, but we will still be looking forward.