Ubisoft has announced that its free-to-play battle royale game Hyper Scape will be shut down on April 28, after less than two years of operation.
In a short blog post, Ubisoft announced it has made “the difficult decision to end development of Hyper Scape and shut the game down as of April 28th.”
The company says that its vision of creating a vertical, fast-paced shooter may not have gone as far as it could but that Ubisoft “will be taking key learnings from this game into future projects.”
There is no word on whether current players will receive any sendoff bonus, but Ubisoft thanked the community for their devotion and passion.
Hyper Scape was Ubisoft’s answer to the battle royale boom following success seen by games like Fortnite and Apex Legends. Unfortunately, Hyper Scape didn’t have what it takes to stand out in the field, despite its map design and vertical gameplay.
Ubisoft hasn’t completely given up on the genre, however. In October 2021 the company announced Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Frontline, a battle royale game set in the Ghost Recon universe.
However, Ghost Recon Frontline has been delayed indefinitely. It’s unclear if Ubisoft will examine what happened to Hyper Scape first before proceeding with Frontline’s release.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.