Ubisoft is shutting down Hyper Scape

Hyper Scape
Hyper Scape (Image credit: Ubisoft)

What you need to know

  • Ubisoft is shutting down Hyper Scape on April 28, 2022.
  • Hyper Scape is a free-to-play battle royale game.
  • Ubisoft notes it is using things learned from Hyper Scape in the development of future games.

Ubisoft is shutting down Hyper Scape, a free-to-play battle royale game that first launched back in August 2020. The game prioritized movement with stylized graphics, and was primarily developed by Ubisoft Montreal. Ubisoft notes in the announcement that the game will be shut down on April 28, 2022, leaving a couple of months for anyone still playing to try some more matches. Ubisoft also added that the developers will be taking "key learnings" from Hyper Scape into future games.

"To the Hyper Scape community, thank you for your passion and dedication to the world of Neo Arcadia both inside and outside of the game," the blog post (opens in new tab) reads. "Your devotion to the game we built will always be cherished."

Looking ahead to the future, Ubisoft is betting on other projects, such as a Splinter Cell Remake, which is early in development using the company's proprietary Snowdrop engine. Ubisoft has also drawn criticism for introducing NFTs into some of its games through the Ubisoft Quartz program.

In our review of Hyper Scape, we ultimately found it to be "just okay," turning in some interesting ideas while missing the mark in a lot of ways.

"Hyper Scape does a lot of things right and introduces new gimmicks, but in its current state, the core gameplay isn't as fun as it needs to be," we wrote. "The polish and potential are undeniable, but it fails to capture the spirit of what makes other games in this genre shine."

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

4 Comments
  • Honestly, I didn't even know this game was still around.
  • I didn’t even know it existed!
  • I had forgotten all about it but always thought it was one of the few other BR games. Seems it's hard not to be Fortnite. That awful game.
  • I'll be honest, I haven't even heard of it lol