The world of battle royal games has exploded with titles the last few years, but we had not seen one from Ubisoft til recently. The last few days on Twitch you had a chance to get a copy of the Ubisoft Hyper Scape technical test. This is a fast paced first person battle royal title with some arcade flair. Available currently only on PC, it has plans to be relased on Xbox and Playstation.
I was able to get a my hands on a copy and play about an hour on stream. This game looks different than many of the current titles out there. It has this cartoony yet polished look that brings you back to the early 2000s feel of art. You spawn in the air, empty handed, landing in a retro futuristic world. Break through glass to enter into building to find power ups and weapons fighting your way til your the last one. At this moment there are 2 modes, trios and solos, with hints at 2 other modes but no further details. I would hope for an objective based mode, I really don't think that has been a priority in the battle royal titles.
As noted before, Twitch has been giving dropped copies. Twitch also has integrations for this game. Yes, what does that mean? That means, viewers on Twitch have influence on certain aspects of the current game being watched. I've only been apart of this once, but every so often there are in game events such as low gravity for a few moments or unlimited ammo. This is a game changer. In the past I've only seen Magic the Gathering take use of Twitch extensions for viewers, but now viewers have influence on the current game is a new feature.
Before jumping into the action, I went into the options to see what could be changed. I left most things as default and noticed there was aim assist. Aim assist, when in options usually means one thing, controller support. Mentioned before that Ubisoft Hyper Scape will be released for Xbox and Playstation, so naturally it will need controller support. Watch our replay of the stream and check out the controller cam we played with.