Ubisoft is preparing to release a battle royale game,named Hyper Space. Tweets published by esports journalist Rod “Slasher” Breslau Monday revealed that Ubisoft is developing a battle royale game. The title, called Hyper Scape, is rumored to be a first-person multiplayer shooter set in a virtual city.
The leak was soon confirmed when Ubisoft launched a site for Prisma Dimensions, the fictional company at the center of Hyper Scape’s lore. The site allows fans to sign up for updates and confirms that an official reveal will be coming on 2July 2020.
Sources: today Ubisoft will tease a new game code-named “Prisma Dimensions”, which is actually a new AAA multiplayer fast-paced FPS Battle Royale from Ubisoft Montreal (R6, AC) named Hyper Scape pic.twitter.com/2hza3P7rz1
— Rod “4475 SR & Immortal peak” Breslau (@Slasher) June 29, 2020
A closed beta is rumored to begin the week beginning 6July before full launch on 12July. 12July is also the date of Ubisoft Forward, the company’s big announcement event.
Hyper Scape is Ubisoft’s way of jumping onto the battle royale bandwagon. In 2019, Epic Games battle royale title Fortnite made $1.8 billion across PC, consoles, and mobile devices.Hyper Scape also seems to look a lot different from other popular battle royale titles. Its futuristic design isn’t anything like Fortnite’s rounded edges or the wasteland sci-fi style of Apex Legends. Some games look like Hyper Scape but none on the level of these titles.EA and Respawn Entertainment battle royale game Apex Legends has also made millions of dollars each month since releasing in February 2019. A planned mobile launch for that game could also be a huge money-maker for the companies. Many battle royale games have been released–all trying to be the next big hit. That’s a difficult task, but with a company like Ubisoft behind it, Hyper Scape could just be a success.