With the popularity of battle royale games, such as Apex Legends, Fortnite and PUBG, showing no sign of dwindling in popularity, Ubisoft has now announced its own battle royale game called Hyper Scape.
According to reports, Ubisoft has been working on Hyper Scape for years, and although the game looks good, one question remains. Does the game do enough to differentiate itself from the slew of other battle royale games out there?
From what has been revealed by those who have had some hands-on time with Hyper Scape, it seems that it does just enough to make itself stand out.
The game seems to be more focused on faster and more aggressive playstyles than other battle royale games. Maps are set-up in such a way that there is always a place to escape or evade your foe. Maps are also made up of various districts with these closing off as the game progresses, unlike other battle royale games which use some sort of dome or circle of death to heard players together.
Players will also be able to scour the map for various loot upgrades for their weapons. Finding duplicates of your currently equipped gear upgrades that gear. This can be done up to four times, meaning that players are likely to look for duplicate loot in the initial stage of the match to level up their gear.
Hyper Scape also lets players equip Hacks (abilities) that they find on the map. This means that players will be able to outfit themselves with any ability they find during the match. These abilities include invisibility, teleportation or healing.
Dying in Hyper Scape doesn’t mean the end for a player as dead players can still move around the map, scout locations and even ping locations.
Interestingly, the end game doesn’t just revolve around being the last one standing. As players progress towards the end of a match, a crown will spawn, grabbing this crown and holding on to it for 45 seconds means you win the game. However, your location is immediately revealed to your foes, which means that the last few seconds of a game devolves into a fast-paced bullet-flying affair.