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Play Predator: Hunting Grounds early in the upcoming free trial weekend

Predator: Hunting Grounds, which dropped its PS4 exclusive status late last year, is almost upon us. The asymmetrical multiplayer shooter is coming on April 20, but prospective marines and sneaky aliens will also get to take it for a spin early, during next month's free trial weekend. 

On PS4, the trial will only be available to PS Plus members, but developer IllFonic doesn't list any PC restrictions—you just need to download it from the Epic Games Store on March 27. Both groups of players will be able to duke it out together, too, as it already has crossplay support. 

Despite there only being one good movie, the Predator is an enduring sci-fi monster and a bit of a badass, so I'm surprised that Hunting Grounds has been kind of flying under the radar. I'd forgotten all about it until this week. The setup sounds perfect for a Predator game, though I wouldn't say no to a good singleplayer campaign.

Another trailer that arrived this week, below, gives us a better look at the Predator's murderous rampage. He's a lot less sneaky than his movie counterparts, but that could just be for the trailer. He's got a cloak, thermal vision and all the other tricks you'd expect.

Here's when Predator: Hunting Grounds will be available:

  • Japan / Asia- 15:00 JST
  • Europe / Australia / New Zealand - 17:00 CET
  • North America - 17:00 PST

The trial ends on March 29 at 11:59 pm.

Fraser is the sole inhabitant of PC Gamer's mythical Scottish office, conveniently located in his flat. He spends most of his time wrangling the news, but sometimes he sneaks off to write lots of words about strategy games.