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Ubisoft will shut down Hyper Scape less than two years after launch

Ubisoft announced on Thursday that it will be shutting down the servers for its first-person battle royale, Hyper Scape, on April 28. “We have made the difficult decision to end development on Hyper Scape,” the company wrote in a statement. short statement posted on your website.

In the statement, the company also expressed its gratitude towards its community, thanking gamers for their “passion and dedication” to the game. Ubisoft also stated that it would be taking “key learnings” from Hyper Scape in its future projects.

Hyper Scape is a free to play Battle Royale that focuses on vertical movement and melee combat. The shooter also features Twitch integration, allowing viewers to directly impact gameplay by voting on various gameplay modifiers, such as low gravity or infinite ammo, to apply to each match.

Despite a fairly successful open beta that saw a high player count and viewership, the game was not particularly well received since its release in August 2020. Ultimately, it failed to achieve the lasting success exhibited by other battle royales, namely, Apex Legends and Fortnite. At the time of writing, the game has a disappointing 22 viewers on Twitch, according to its contraction page.

Related: Hyper Scape Must Stop Being A Battle Royale Before It’s Too Late

This news follows Ubisoft’s announcement on Monday that Watch Dogs: Legion, another Ubisoft title released in 2020, will no longer receive updates.

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