Battle royale can be a tough market. Competition is fierce, with the likes of Fortnite, Apex Legends and Warzone ruling the roost. Ubisoft has learnt this the hard way, as its own Hyper Scape BR will close down after less than two years.
If you don't remember this one, we can't really blame you. Ubisoft brought Hyper Scape to market in August 2020, not long after Warzone started to really take off. Ubisoft tried to set itself apart by gunning for a more futuristic take on the genre, but it never quite clicked. Here's Ubisoft's rather brief closing message:
We have made the difficult decision to end development of Hyper Scape and shut the game down as of April 28th. We set out to create a vertical, close-quarters, and fast-paced shooter experience and we are extremely grateful to our community for joining us on our journey. We will be taking key learnings from this game into future products.
To the Hyper Scape community, thank you for your passion and dedication to the world of Neo Arcadia both inside and outside of the game. Your devotion to the game we built will always be cherished.
Reach out to us if you have questions.
Sincerely, Hyper Scape"
So, there you have it, another one bites the dust. Hyper Scape did at least try to do something different, but we can't say we'll miss it.
Although this marks another BR-shaped grave, that isn't stopping developers from tackling the genre head on. The most recent battle royale rumour doing the rounds is that Halo Infinite may well enter the arena sometime soon. Yep, we're well up for that.
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