Many developers are attempting to cash in on the battle royale trend by creating their own games at a time when it is one of the most popular genres in the business. Ubisoft tried it as well, with the release of Hyper Scape, a free-to-play first-person shooter battle royale with unique features like wall-running and vertical gameplay, as well as Twitch integration, which might potentially influence the outcome of the matches. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, the game was never popular.
After over a year and a half of development, Ubisoft has confirmed that Hyper Scape would be discontinued on April 28th. The publisher does not give an explanation for the game’s cancellation, which was announced on the company’s official website. They did, however, express gratitude to the community for their help.
“We have made the tough decision to discontinue production of Hyper Scape and shut down the game as of April 28th,” Ubisoft said. We set out to build a vertical, close-quarters, fast-paced shooter experience, and we are grateful to our community for supporting us along the way. We’ll incorporate some of the game’s important lessons into future products.
“To the Hyper Scape community, thank you for your dedication to the Neo Arcadia universe both inside and outside the game.” Your dedication to the game we created will be remembered for a long time.”
Hyper Scape had a lot of potentials, but it was released at the wrong moment and didn’t get the support it deserved. In any case, it’s unfortunate that it’s shutting down. Hopefully, we’ll hear more about a new game from the development team in the near future.