At Ubisoft Forward, Ubisoft announced a Hyper Scape Open Beta for all PC Players available immediately worldwide. This title is a free-to-play fast-paced urban battle royale first-person shooter.
Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Hyper Scape takes place in the distant future of 2054, where up to 100 Contenders descend upon the virtual city of Neo-Arcadia to engage in action-packed and fast-paced matches to be crowned champion.
What is this and why should I care?
The title is an urban, fast-paced, free-to-play battle royale game developed by Ubisoft Montreal. Set in the virtual city of Neo-Arcadia, up to 100 players face each other to become champion of the Hyper Scape.
Bringing a hopefully fresh take on the battle royale genre, Hyper Scape is a fast-paced experience that introduces innovative gameplay mechanics such as Hacks, the Fusion, the Decay, the Showdown and many others.
Through Hyper Scape Crowncast, a Twitch extension developed in partnership with Twitch, Hyper Scape offers a unique viewing experience, but also offers new tools for streamers to interact with their community. Hyper Scape is currently in a closed technical test and is scheduled to release on consoles and PC.
Having looked at the trailer I have to say I am not particularly impressed. Ubisoft are clearly trying to plant a flag in the battle royale genre. However is it too little too late? After all, we have a lot (perhaps too many) battle royale titles in the market and with the next generation of consoles on the horizon there is a whole new bunch of battle royales coming and if I’m being honest this does not look interesting.
The visuals aren’t engaging, the gameplay looks quite your run of the mill and the design of the characters are mundane (I know that shouldn’t matter but it does to me).