Hyper Scape, Ubisoft’s battle royale, is closing its doors

In a move no one saw coming because few people were playing the game in the first place, Hyperscape, Ubisoft’s bid to enter the increasingly inflated battle royale market, will come to a halt on April 28. At Hyperscapethe website of, the ad reads:

We have made the difficult decision to end development of Hyper Scape and shut down the game effective April 28. We set out to create a vertical, close-up, and fast-paced shooting experience, and we’re extremely grateful to our community for joining us on our journey. We will incorporate key learnings from this game into future products.

Hyperscape launched on August 11, 2020 and quickly fell. Despite rocketing to the top of the Twitch charts with a coordinated marketing program involving Twitch streamers and YouTube personalities, the game couldn’t retain its appeal after day one. Eventually, Ubisoft started offering $10 Ubisoft Store Coupons just to entice people to play the free game. Ouch.

According to some accounts, Hyperscape was an interesting spin on the battle royale formula, offering new gameplay features like the Last Man Standing to Capture the Flag transformation for the last handful of players in a round. HyperscapeThe urban environment and lore of were also neat departures from the desolate, light-hearted landscapes of other battle royale games. But it’s easy to see that the game wasn’t long for the world when its last update was in April 2021.

Hyperscape is predeceased by Amazon Game Studios’ Crucible.

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