Ubisoft has confirmed that Hyper Scape will no longer be developed. The company announced in a short blog post to the community that maintenance on the free-to-play battle royale first-person shooter will stop on April 28 and the game will be shut down.
Hyper Scape Developer Statement
“We have made the difficult decision to end development of Hyper Scape and shut the game down as of April 28th,” the devs wrote on the blog post. “We set out to create a vertical, close-quarters, and fast-paced shooter experience and we are extremely grateful to our community for joining us on our journey. We will be taking key learnings from this game into future products.”
The futuristic battle royale shooter, which was released in 2020, was Ubisoft’s effort to break into the genre made popular by games like PUBG: Battlegrounds, Fortnite, and Apex Legends. Hyper Scape could accommodate up to 99 concurrent players and was built with a focus on looting, character customization, and shooting.
Following a poor start, Ubisoft Montreal has promised to “take action” when the game’s second season is released in October 2020. Despite these attempts, the game failed to attract a huge crowd.