Ubisoft's Hyper Scape, a free-to-play battle royale that launched back in 2020, unfortunately didn't prove to be a success (its servers close down this month), but it looks like Ubisoft might be trying again with a new game dubbed "Pathfinder".
This is coming from a report by journalist Tom Henderson over at Exputer, who has advised that three sources have confirmed to him that Ubisoft is working on the third-person shooter, which appears to have a graphical style similar to Hyper Scape, albeit a bit more cartoony.
"Three sources have confirmed that Ubisoft is working on a new third-person shooter dubbed ‘Pathfinder’, which could be a codename for the project."
It's described as a "different take" on a battle royale, requiring teams of four to drop into the map and fight off AI enemies (and likely other players as well), with the goal of progressing to the centre to fight the main AI boss. Every match will have certain gates that are breachable or unlocked, changing the path you'll need to follow each time.
It sounds interesting, and it seems the game will adopt a "Hero" system where each character has their own unique abilities, along with a central hub where you can hang out, practice in firing ranges and other things. It's said to be in "very early development" right now, so probably a long way off, but we'll be keeping an eye on this one.
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