Ubisoft's Hyper Scape free-to-play battle royale comes to Xbox One consoles in August

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One of the latest battle royale video games to hit the scene in recent times, Hyper Scape, is set to launch on Microsoft’s family of Xbox One consoles in just over a week’s time on August 11th.

Hyper Scape was first announced earlier this month and almost immediately launched in open beta on PC. While its first trailer (which you can watch below) was met with numerous Ready Player One jokes on social media due to the game’s plot being almost identical to that of the hit movie and book, the game still managed to garner a lot of buzz very quickly due to a large number of planned promotions with large and small streamers on Twitch and special integration with the streaming service itself that allows viewers and players to unlock content while streaming Hyper Scape or watching someone else play.

The open beta is set to end on August 2nd with the official PC launch also planned for August 11th alongside Sony’s PS4 console. Hyper Scape’s first season will also launch on August 11th on all platforms and cross-play will be enabled which will allow players to transfer progress between devices.

“Season 1, titled “The First Principle,” will introduce new limited-time game modes, a new weapon and hack, new features for Crowncast (Hyper Scape’s interactive Twitch extension), and provide insight into the lore and universe of Hyper Scape,” Ubisoft’s Youssef Maguid explains. “Season 1 adds a new gun, the Dragonfly, and new hack, Magnet, for a total of 11 weapons and 11 hacks, each of which can be fused up to four times into increasingly powerful versions. The First Principle will also introduce new limited-time game modes, a new in-game Melee event (which makes all melee attacks instantly lethal), and both a free and premium 100-tier Battle Pass.”

Hyper Scape isn’t available to pre-download on Xbox One consoles just yet but we’ll make sure to post about it when it is.

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