Hyper Scape Announced

Following their teasing, Ubisoft officially announces Hyper Scape, a 100-player battle royale shooter in a vertical, sci-fi, urban setting. Word is this is designed with support for streamers in mind, and watching a Hyper Scape stream on Twitch with drops enabled is the way to get invited to the Technical Test. Here is a page with a Twitch Drops FAQ and the list of all 10 million (or so) streamers currently playing the game. Word is: "Hyper Scape will first be available through a limited-time closed technical test on PC today through July 7. The three-player squad Crown Rush mode is available now, and the limited-time Dark Haze solo mode will be available later during the test. The test will also feature a free 10-tier battle pass, and all progress and items will carry over through future live phases and into the full launch." The official website should be live soon. In the meantime, here's an Official World Premiere Trailer, a First Look & Dev Diary Trailer, a Gameplay Overview Trailer, and the announcement:
Today, Ubisoft® announced Hyper Scape™, 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. Starting today, Hyper Scape is available in a limited-time PC technical test in many territories across North America and Europe. Interested players can try out the game during the technical test by tuning into one of the content creators currently broadcasting Hyper Scape on Twitch [Link] with Twitch Drops enabled. Access will be limited, but additional drops will be made available throughout the technical test.

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.

"We’ve built something really unique and fresh by streamlining the experience to focus on fun and intensity. 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," said Graeme Jennings, Senior Producer on Hyper Scape at Ubisoft Montreal. "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.”

"What makes Twitch so unique is the real-time engagement between our streamers and their fans. While traditionally this kind of interaction has been about commenting on gameplay, Hyper Scape transports viewers into the game themselves, to serve as active participants,” said Sharmeen Browarek Chapp, VP of community product at Twitch. “The fact that fans can now directly impact what’s happening in the game creates an entirely new experience. We’re thrilled to partner with Ubisoft on this and cannot wait to show our communities what else we have in store for them!”

Hyper Scape will first be available through a limited-time closed technical test on PC today through July 7. The three-player squad Crown Rush mode is available now, and the limited-time Dark Haze solo mode will be available later during the test. The test will also feature a free 10-tier battle pass, and all progress and items will carry over through future live phases and into the full launch.

For more information about how to access Hyper Scape, please visit: www.hyperscape.com
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Kxmode wrote on Jul 4, 2020, 02:01:
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 2, 2020, 17:32:
Shit, I just finished TLOU2 last night/this morning... I'll move on to the next one, but it's gonna take a couple days to get over how good that was.

I feel like consoles have more story-rich adventures while the games on PC are monotonous, microtransaction-fueled mindless violence. I might switch to PS5 and not look back. The line-up looks fantastic.

Consoles are a much more curated list of titles, it's true. MS, Sony, & Nintendo are pretty strict about what they allow and don't allow. The PC is much more wide-open, so you get the bad (Chinese MT-driven Free to Play games) with the good (experimental game types, mods, full conversions, etc.).
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Kxmode wrote on Jul 4, 2020, 01:54:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 2, 2020, 17:06:
Kxmode wrote on Jul 2, 2020, 16:23:
All the things I hate in video games:

- PVP
- MOBA
- No story
- No exploration
- Microtransactions and loot boxes
- Violence for violence's sake

That these games are the trend, and publishers focus their attention on them, is further aggravating. Remember when video games were fun, single-player adventures? They had a finite beginning, middle, and end, and when done, you could move on to the next.

They still make those fun, single-player adventures!

Going to pass on a game where "a demon has possessed you and used your body to tear a swath of bloodshed through New York."

Errrr, yeah, probably not a good choice for you. My bad, sorry.

How about this one?

The year is 2087. Genetic engineering is the norm, and an omnipresent AI powers the city. Take control of three citizens of this world as they struggle to understand a deadly conspiracy.
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Bishi wrote on Jul 3, 2020, 19:25:
Kxmode wrote on Jul 2, 2020, 16:23:
All the things I hate in video games:

- PVP
- MOBA
- No story
- No exploration
- Microtransactions and loot boxes
- Violence for violence's sake

That these games are the trend, and publishers focus their attention on them, is further aggravating. Remember when video games were fun, single-player adventures? They had a finite beginning, middle, and end, and when done, you could move on to the next.

Not defending the game, it's shallow and generic but it's not a MOBA, but i guess without much exposure to multiplayer games it might not be that obvious.
There are plenty of great single player adventures out there, especially if you look away from AAA.

It is a MOBA. "Multiplayer online battle arena" doesn't mean isomorphic perspectives like LOL and DOTA 2. A MOBA is any battle arena that is multiplayer online. Even Quake 3 Arena is a MOBA.
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Re: Hyper Scape Announced
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Kxmode
 
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Jul 4, 2020, 02:01
 Kxmode
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 2, 2020, 17:32:
Shit, I just finished TLOU2 last night/this morning... I'll move on to the next one, but it's gonna take a couple days to get over how good that was.

I feel like consoles have more story-rich adventures while the games on PC are monotonous, microtransaction-fueled mindless violence. I might switch to PS5 and not look back. The line-up looks fantastic.
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Re: Hyper Scape Announced
Jul 4, 2020, 01:54
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Jul 4, 2020, 01:54
 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 2, 2020, 17:06:
Kxmode wrote on Jul 2, 2020, 16:23:
All the things I hate in video games:

- PVP
- MOBA
- No story
- No exploration
- Microtransactions and loot boxes
- Violence for violence's sake

That these games are the trend, and publishers focus their attention on them, is further aggravating. Remember when video games were fun, single-player adventures? They had a finite beginning, middle, and end, and when done, you could move on to the next.

They still make those fun, single-player adventures!

Going to pass on a game where "a demon has possessed you and used your body to tear a swath of bloodshed through New York."
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Re: Hyper Scape Announced
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Kxmode wrote on Jul 2, 2020, 16:23:
All the things I hate in video games:

- PVP
- MOBA
- No story
- No exploration
- Microtransactions and loot boxes
- Violence for violence's sake

That these games are the trend, and publishers focus their attention on them, is further aggravating. Remember when video games were fun, single-player adventures? They had a finite beginning, middle, and end, and when done, you could move on to the next.

Not defending the game, it's shallow and generic but it's not a MOBA, but i guess without much exposure to multiplayer games it might not be that obvious.
There are plenty of great single player adventures out there, especially if you look away from AAA.
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We complain about the modern Blizzard, but they showed how to do online games right with Overwatch. All the bullshit we hate is in there, but the style and gameplay are so well done that it's able to rise above it. This game, not so much.
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Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jul 2, 2020, 15:33:
This seriously looks like it was slapped together by a mod team in quake 2. Must have been very quickly put together.

Funny that you mention Quake. We used to play Quake III 100 player no respawn matches at big LAN parties. It was battle royal before it was dubbed so :-)

And this game is DOA imo
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jdreyer wrote on Jul 2, 2020, 17:25:
Pr()ZaC wrote on Jul 2, 2020, 16:41:
Hyper Scrape That.

My first thought was "Man Scape"
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Shit, I just finished TLOU2 last night/this morning... I'll move on to the next one, but it's gonna take a couple days to get over how good that was.
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Pr()ZaC wrote on Jul 2, 2020, 16:41:
Hyper Scrape That.

My first thought was "Man Scape"
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Kxmode wrote on Jul 2, 2020, 16:23:
All the things I hate in video games:

- PVP
- MOBA
- No story
- No exploration
- Microtransactions and loot boxes
- Violence for violence's sake

That these games are the trend, and publishers focus their attention on them, is further aggravating. Remember when video games were fun, single-player adventures? They had a finite beginning, middle, and end, and when done, you could move on to the next.

They still make those fun, single-player adventures!
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Re: Hyper Scape Announced
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Hyper Scrape That.
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Re: Hyper Scape Announced
Jul 2, 2020, 16:23
Kxmode
 
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Jul 2, 2020, 16:23
 Kxmode
 
All the things I hate in video games:

- PVP
- MOBA
- No story
- No exploration
- Microtransactions and loot boxes
- Violence for violence's sake

That these games are the trend, and publishers focus their attention on them, is further aggravating. Remember when video games were fun, single-player adventures? They had a finite beginning, middle, and end, and when done, you could move on to the next.
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Jul 2, 2020, 16:13
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jdreyer wrote on Jul 2, 2020, 15:55:
So, how soon before this is Law Breakered? (Law Broken?)

I see that the graphic engine looks about 10 years old. I assume this is intentional to support a greater number of playable systems and/or legacy consoles. They've also removed gore so the game won't trip censors in certain countries (like China) and also to be "children-safe". The verticality/jump pad aspect reminds me of Q3 or UT. The default characters look pretty generic, but I assume they're keeping all their cool outfits for that sweet MT ca$h.

Overall, it looks like a soulless, engineered, money-making product.

Gotta agree. It doesn't have any character at all.
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So, how soon before this is Law Breakered? (Law Broken?)

I see that the graphic engine looks about 10 years old. I assume this is intentional to support a greater number of playable systems and/or legacy consoles. They've also removed gore so the game won't trip censors in certain countries (like China) and also to be "children-safe". The verticality/jump pad aspect reminds me of Q3 or UT. The default characters look pretty generic, but I assume they're keeping all their cool outfits for that sweet MT ca$h.

Overall, it looks like a soulless, engineered, money-making product.
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Jul 2, 2020, 15:48
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Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jul 2, 2020, 15:33:
looks like it was slapped together by a mod team in quake 2.

??? Quake 2?
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This seriously looks like it was slapped together by a mod team in quake 2. Must have been very quickly put together.
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