Crytek’s monster-infused multiplayer shooter Hunt: Showdown is getting a live-action TV adaptation thanks to Binge, a new streaming platform launching in 2022.
Crytek announced the new series in a blog Wednesday. Crytek co-founder and CEO Avni Yerli, co-founder Faruk Yerli, and CryEngine director Pascal Tonecker will serve as executive producers alongside producers from Binge.
Binge is advertised as a new streaming platform focused on original shows based on popular video games and content creators. Binge plans to launch as a subscription-free service on PC, TV, mobile, and consoles. Users can earn “Bytz” for watching content, but it’s unclear how you’ll spend them.
For the unfamiliar, Hunt: Showdown was released in 2018 and pits you against other monster hunters (the dark, gory kind and not the kind that hangs out with cats dressed like Sonic) in the late 1800’s Louisiana bayou.
You’ll race to collect clues for where to find boss monsters, like the Eldritch-looking Spider, the gruesome Butcher, or the insect-filled assassin. Players not only contend with other hunters looking to steal their prize but also various undead enemies, like zombies and hellhounds.
Binge is also developing a live-action series based on System Shock and the Driver series. For more video game adaptations currently in the works check out the slideshow above or our interview with Adi Shankar who is developing several animated adaptations including a Devil May Cry series.
Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer/eldritch monstrosity for IGN.