Ubisoft Has Announced a New Battle Royale Title, Hyper Scape

Ubisoft Has Announced a New Battle Royale Title, Hyper Scape

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A new battle royale game entitled Hyper Scape is on the way from Ubisoft. 

Hyper Scape is a new free-to-play battle royale title from Ubisoft that features 100 player battles. The game was designed to be an intense, vertical, and fast-paced experience. Three player squads or solo players will drop into the futuristic virtual city of Neo-Arcadia, quickly transitioning from the narrow streets to open rooftops and deadly interiors. Hyper Scape twists the usual battle royale formula in a number of ways. There is the unpredictable Decay, which dissolves the map into different patterns, as well as the Echo mechanic that keeps players active in the battle even after they have been downed. At the end of a match, the showdown phase begins when the Hyper Scape crown appears on the map. Players can claim victory in one of two ways: by picking up the crown and holding it for 45 seconds, or being the last person or squad standing. 

Hyper Scape introduces Hacks, abilities that players will be able to loot as they would weapons. Hacks will grant both offensive and defensive capabilities to suit all playstyles. Hacks can grant the ability to lay down mines, seek an enemy, protect the squad with a big wall, or turn invisible to sneak up on an enemy, and more. All Hacks and weapons can be upgraded through the Fusion mechanic, which produces more powerful forms of an already existing item. 

Hyper Scape has been developed in partnership with Twitch. The Hyper Scape Crowncast Twitch extension will entertain viewers by giving them the ability to impact the game in real-time, creating a unique interaction between streamers and their fans. Those viewing will also have a real-time impact on the game by voting on events that will affect all contenders in a match, such as low gravity or infinite ammo. 

Hyper Scape is available right now through a limited-time closed technical test on PC which starts today, and ends on July 7th. The three-player squad mode Crown Rush is available now, while the limited-time Dark Haze solo mode will be made available later in the test. The test will feature a ten-tier battle pass, with all progress carrying over through future live phases and into the game's full launch. Gamers can go to the Hyper Scape website in order to get more information on how to join the technical test. 

"We've built something really unique and fresh by streamlining the experience to focus on fun and intensity," stated Graeme Jennings, Senior Producer on Hyper Scape at Ubisoft Montreal. "We're really excited to let players have a try at it right away and we can't wait to hear what they think of it. But this is just the start. Hyper Scape is a universe that is built to grow, and our players will see the beginnings of that even during our technical test." 

Those who want to see Hyper Scape in action can check out a gameplay trailer here. They can also check out a First Look and Dev Diary here, as well as an Gameplay Overview Trailer here

Hyper Scape will release for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. 

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