On PC and PlayStation 5.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt, developer Sharkmob’s free-to-play battle royale spin on the long-running RPG series, is getting its full launch on PlayStation 5 and PC on April 27.
Bloodhunt (not to be confused with Big Bad Wolf Studio’s upcoming RPG Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong, Paradox Interactive’s troubled Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, or even the 2019 visual novel Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York ) was announced towards the end of 2020 and had a limited duration Steam Early Access run the following year.
It is, on the whole, pretty much exactly what it sounds like, casting participants – solo or in teams of three – as vampires and unleashing them across the streets and rooftops of Prague soaked in rain and moon. All players have access to basic vampire trickery, such as the ability to blur walls, but the characters they choose (from one of the many vampire clans) inform additional supernatural powers they are capable of. deploy. Oh, and there are lots and lots of guns to loot too, if you’d rather just do the shooter thing.
In fact, guns pretty much spoiled the fun for Eurogamer’s Robert Purchase when he took a look at Bloodhunt last summer – “Not really my idea of a vampire fantasy “, he wrote at the time – but there has been a lot of progress on the title in Steam Early Access since then, so it will be interesting to see how that stacks up on a second visit.
While PC gamers have already had a chance to give it a makeover in Bloodhunt, the game’s full launch on April 27 will mark the first time it’s available to PlayStation 5 players, and Sharkmob offered to take a closer look at this version. game in a new PlayStation Blog post. It has a lot of obligatory talk about its support for Tempest 3D audio, adaptive triggers, and haptic feedback, but the key detail shared in the post is that Bloodhunt will be playable at 4K/30fps in Quality mode and 1440P/60fps in Performance Mode on PS5.
And if you feel compelled to splash the cash on the free-to-play Bloodhunt before launch, there will be an Ultimate Founder’s Edition to pre-order, featuring various outfits, emotes, icons, player card backgrounds, and character items. customization, alongside 1,000 tokens to spend on a Battle Pass or whatever takes your fancy on a cold, dark Prague night.
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