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Ubisoft’s new battle royale shooter, Hyper Scape, leaks online

‘Fast-paced FPS Battle Royale’ reportedly coming from Ubisoft Montreal

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Several players use virtual reality while standing, armed, on futuristic rooftops. Image: FFearFFul via Twitter
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Ubisoft appears ready to announce a new first-person shooter, according to tweets sent by reporter Rod “Slasher” Breslau and others. Called Hyper Scape, the new title is said to be a “fast-based FPS Battle Royale.” A formal announcement could come Thursday, with a closed beta the week of July 6 and a full release as soon as July 12.

Word of Hyper Scape came on Monday in advance of any announcement by the developer and publisher. The leak was accompanied by several screenshots, which purport to show the near-final game in motion.

Hyper Scape is a free to play BR FPS set in a futuristic virtual world for both PC and consoles,” Breslau said, quoting unnamed sources, “with the console launch coming later this year including crossplay.”

Breslau went on to add that the game is being built with streamers in mind, and will include “never seen levels of integration” with Twitch. The streaming service’s chat functionality is said to be able to impact live games.

Today’s leak was accompanied by the release of what appears to be concept art from the game by Twitch streamer FFearFFul on Twitter. Ubisoft’s official Middle East Twitter account later retweeted the account.

Those bits of concept art led fans to discover a website for an in-fiction company known as Prisma Dimensions. It includes cursory details on its founder Mathieu Eiffel and its CEO Dr. Ivy Tan. The website features the Ubisoft logo.

“We build new frontiers that nurture, educate and connect the population,” the Prisma website reads. “We build technologies that push the limits of this world and offer an escape route to new dimensions. And we do this for you. Our mission is to provide you with unique opportunities to grow and prosper in today’s hyper connected world. A world with limitless opportunities. A world waiting for you to discover it. Let us take you there.”

The site also appears to contain a description of a battle royale competition, called Crown Rush, set in a “virtual city:”

Prisma Dimensions is thrilled to bring you the first iteration of the Hyper Scape on July 2nd - and with it, the pulse-pounding action of Crown Rush! Get ready to drop into the neon-drenched streets of the world’s premiere virtual city, Neo Arcadia. You’ll want to hit the ground running, as you’ll need every advantage you can find to give yourself a leg up on the competition. Only the best contenders will make it to the final showdown. Will you claim victory, or fall to the perils of the Hyper Scape?

The website concludes with an offer to subscribe to a mailing list, and an announcement date of Thursday, July 2.

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