Hyper Scape, Ubisoft’s Battle Royale, Is Being Discontinued

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In a move that no one saw coming because there weren’t that many people playing in the first place, Hyperscape, Ubisoft’s bid to enter the increasingly bloated battle royale market, will be halted on April 28. on Hyperscape‘s website, the announcement reads:

We have made the difficult decision to end development of Hyper Scape and discontinue the game effective April 28. We wanted to create a vertical, close-quarters, and fast-paced shooter experience, and we are immensely grateful to our community for joining us on our journey. We will carry the key lessons from this game into future products.

Hyperscape launched on August 11, 2020 and fell off quickly. Despite the game skyrocketing to the top of Twitch charts with a coordinated marketing plan involving Twitch streamers and YouTube personalities, the game failed to maintain its appeal over the past day. Eventually, Ubisoft started offering $10 Ubisoft retail coupons to let people play the free-to-play game. ouch.

According to some accounts Hyperscape was an interesting take on the battle royale formula, which offers new gameplay features such as transforming the last man to capture the flag for the last handful of players in a round. HyperscapeIts urban setting and lore were also neat departures from the desolate and story-light landscapes of other battle royale games. But it’s easy to see that the game wasn’t around long when the last update was in April 2021.

Hyperscape is preceded in death by Amazon Game Studios’ melting pot.

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