- Aug 25, 2020
Hyper Scape has gone into open beta on PC. The new battle royale is currently playable only on PC (but will come to consoles at a later date). The open beta will be broadly familiar to those who've played the previous technical tests, but adds a new weapon, a new hack ability, and include a free 30-tier battle pass. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/07/12/hyper-scape-story-trailer-ubisoft-forward"] A new CG trailer explained the story behind the game, explaining that in 2054, the world's population spends time in a virtual reality realm called the Hyper Scape, primarily playing a game called Crown Rush. However, Crown Rush has been hacked, which will presumably make up the game's ongoing storyline. A gameplay explanation showed off how the game will integrate Twitch votes to affect live games, and a developer update explained how costumes added each season could point to the ongoing story. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=hyper-scape-screenshots&captions=true"] Revealed earlier this month, Hyper Scape has since been running invite-only technical tests. We got our hands on the game, and said that, while it undoubtedly brings some fun ideas to the mix, "Hyper Scape may need to reveal another killer feature or two before it can guarantee itself a spot on the battle royale podium." [poilib element="accentDivider"] Joe Skrebels is IGN's Executive Editor of News. Follow him on Twitter. Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected].