hyper scape cover

Battle Royale Hyper Scape to close on April 28

Launched in the summer of 2020, Battle Royale Hyper Scape clearly hasn’t found its audience. The game will close its doors on April 28, but Ubisoft says it has learned a lot for its future projects – and will share it with XDefiant or The Division: Heartland?

In the summer of 2020, Ubisoft kicked off the operation of Hyper Scape, then presented as a Battle Royale game, immersing players in a futuristic, urban, highly vertical universe, relying on a fast and nervous gameplay. The title adopted a free-to-play model and yet Hyper Scape never really found its audience – just a few months after its release, Ubisoft conceded that the game wasn’t reaching the goals the studio had set for itself, but promised updates to give it a second wind. Obviously, that wasn’t enough.

hyperscape shut downIn a note published on the official website, Ubisoft announces that it has taken “the difficult decision to stop the development of the game” and to close the Hyper Scape servers as of April 28. Nevertheless, the developer considers that the experience has been rich in lessons learned and that it will feed its future projects.

Ubisoft doesn’t specify the projects in question, but until we find out, we remember that the developer intends to diversify its catalog and produce smaller games alongside its AAA titles. Obviously, the studio is still struggling to find the right formula for these smaller titles (distributed as free-to-play): beyond the closure of Hyper Scape, XDefiant or The Division: Heartland (also announced as free-to-play) have also been received very coldly by players, to the point of pushing the developer to review its copy.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Shopping Cart