Ubisoft’s first real crack at the battle royale genre, Hyper Scape will be getting a full release next month. The game will be coming out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on 11th August, diving straight into Season One of its live content plan.
As Ubi gear up for release, they will be bringing the current Hyper Scape Open Beta to a close on 2nd August, giving themselves a little over a week of downtime before launching the game. If you unlocked cosmetics through the beta phases, those will carry over to the full game, whatever platform you decide to play on.
Season One, The First Principle, will see the game receive a steady trickle of new content. There will be a new mid-range weapon, the Dragonfly, and a new hack, Magnet, which can be used to trap other contenders, which will be the first of 11 new guns and 11 new hacks set to be added through the season.
Of course there’s a Battle Pass, which will have a free and premium track of rewards, with 100 tiers of cosmetics to unlock. The Battle Pass will cost 950 Bitcrowns (the in-game currency), which can be earned through playing or with microtransactions. You can also progress your Battle Pass by watching others playing Hyper Scape on Twitch with a Hyper Scape Crowncast extension enabled. Since the game’s beta launched with a marketing tie in with Twitch to watch streams for access, that sounds about right.
Oh, and there will be a story, which is describes as follows:
Season One kick-starts the overarching Hyper Scape narrative: There is a mystery in the Hyper Scape created by Prisma Dimensions that players will have to solve. Season One introduces Memory Shards that players can collect to discover more about certain characters and events. Every week, a new Memory Shard will be hidden in the game world, for players to find and collect. In addition to Memory Shards, comics will be released during Season One and following Seasons, building Hyper Scape’s story.
Source: press release