theHunter: Call Of The Wild Is A New Hunting Game Launching On February 16th
theHunter is a game that I am rather fond of. As one of the only online hunting simulations, much less likely the only one that can be categorized as an MMO, it holds a unique place in the gaming market at large. It can be an expensive endeavor, but it rewards those that invest in it with one of the most realistic hunting experiences available right now, as well as a large assortment of weapons and other gear and absolutely beautiful graphics and scenery based on real-world locations. It's an almost zen experience that you can find yourself lost in for hours at a time.
The franchise will soon be brought into the current generation with theHunter: Call of the Wild, an all new game in the series with improved graphics and a 50 square mile open world. Much like theHunter, which is now known as theHunter: Classic, before it, it will support either single-player or upwards of 8-player multiplayer. What's more, it is launching soon, as it was recently announced to be launching on February 16th, just over two weeks from now.
The game looks absolutely beautiful. The lighting is picturesque. The series' unique tracking system seems to have seen some improvements. Even the animal animations seem to be nicer than that of theHunter: Classic. It is said that the draw distance will be much higher than that of its predecessor, as well.
In a departure from the previous games, players will be able to freely explore the world, taking on "missions and challenges" from locals, searching for animals to hunt, or even just taking in the scenery.
theHunter: Call of the Wild will cost $29.99 at launch and will be available through Steam. It is expected to be supported by paid DLC in the future, but is not currently expected to feature any form of microtransactions at any point in time.
Those that have played theHunter: Classic and have either reached a Hunter Score of 50 or higher or purchased a membership even once will be able to unlock "the .270 Warden Rifle and the Dry Leaves Ghillie Suit" in theHunter: Call of the Wild. Those that play theHunter: Call of the Wild will be able to unlock "a unique weapon" in theHunter: Classic.
While the game is quite similar to theHunter: Classic in a number of ways, developer Expansive Worlds has stated that they are committed to both games and hope that the two will co-exist and perhaps even "complement each other." Furthermore, the games are different in a number of ways, as well.