Ubisoft Announces Battle Royale FPS Hyper Scape

Ubisoft Announces Battle Royale FPS Hyper Scape - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 July 2020 / 962 Views

Ubisoft has announced urban futuristic free-to-play Battle Royale first-person shooter, Hyper Scape, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. It is in development by Ubisoft Montreal.

Hyper Scape is currently available in a limited time PC technical test in a number of countries in North America and Europe. You can gain access by tuning into one of the content creators currently broadcasting Hyper Scape on Twitch with Twitch Drops enabled.

The technical test includes the three player squad Crown Rush mode, and will add the limited time Dark Haze solo mode later on. It will also have a free 10 tier battle pass. All progress and items will carry over to future tests and into the full release of the game.

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Here is an overview of the game:

Hyper Scape is an urban futuristic free-to-play Battle Royale where 100 Contenders engage in first-person shooter close-quarters and fast-paced matches to become the next global superstar.

Hyper Scape was designed from the ground up as an intense, vertical and fast-paced battle royale experience. Three-player squads and solo players can dive into the futuristic virtual city of Neo- Arcadia to engage in dynamic firefights, quickly transitioning from narrow streets to open rooftops and deadly interiors.

Hyper Scape introduces Hacks, abilities that players can loot in the world the same way they do weapons. Hacks grant offensive and defensive capabilities to suit all playstyles. Laying down a mine, seeking an enemy, protecting the squad with a big wall or turning invisible to sneak up on opponents are just a few examples of the Hacks players can combine and swap effortlessly. All Hacks and weapons can be upgraded through the Fusion mechanic to produce more powerful iterations of the pre-existing item.

Hyper Scape innovates and twists the battle royale formula in many ways, such as the unpredictable Decay which dissolves the map of Neo-Arcadia into different patterns, or the unique Echo mechanic that keeps players active in the battle even when they’re down. At the end of a Hyper Scape match, the climatic showdown phase starts when the Hyper Scape crown spawns on the map. Players have two different ways to claim victory, either by picking up and carrying the crown for 45 seconds or by being the last player or squad standing.

Hyper Scape is fun to play and rewarding to watch. Developed in partnership with Twitch, the Hyper Scape Crowncast Twitch extension will entertain viewers by letting them impact the game in real time, creating unprecedented interaction between streamers and their fans. Viewers will also have a real-time impact on the battle by voting on events that affect all contenders within a match, such as low gravity or infinite ammo.

Key Features:

  • Urban Battle Royale – Fight your way through the 7 unique districts of Neo Arcadia, a virtual city featuring imposing landmarks that bring verticality to the next level. From sky-scraping towers to open plazas, from streets to rooftops, Neo Arcadia will push you to constantly adapt to your surroundings.
  • Close-Quarters City Combat  Hyper Scape is a brand new and intense First-Person multiplayer game that lets you define your playstyle to dominate the battleground. Dive into tense and vertical matches, where you (double) jump from streets to rooftops using unique weapons and unleashing powerful Hacks that bend the rules to your advantage.
  • A Fresh Take on Battle Royale – Learn to avoid the Blight that progressively dissolves Neo Arcadia’s districts in varied patterns throughout each match. Maximize the Effects Cards played by the AI Game Master during the match, changing the game on the fly for all contenders. If you are skilled enough to make it to the final remaining players, you will enter the Showdown where you can choose your path to victory: will you eliminate all opposition or choose a more tactical approach and go for the Crown? Intense, surprising and spectacular, Hyper Scape brings Battle Royale to new heights.
  • A Forever Evolving Game – Map changes, a steady flow of new customization options, thrilling gameplay opportunities… Be ready for an ever-evolving experience following your favorite 2054 Contenders in their quest to unveil the mysteries and secrets of the Hyper Scape.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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hunter_alien (on 03 July 2020)

Remember when ubisoft used to be innovative? Me neither.

John2290 (on 02 July 2020)

Dead in the water. Might get an exodus from other BR for a week ir two if it'a good and maybe retain a small player base but we know how this ends up.

javi741 (on 02 July 2020)

Ubisoft's support for the Switch has been shit. It boggles my mind how a few 3rd party developers(EA, Activision, Ubisoft) were more inclined to release certain game franchises on the WII U! and not the Switch.

Jranation (on 02 July 2020)

Mario + Rabbids gave us false hope for a better partnership between the two.

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