Hyper Scape screenshot of the various characters

After going through a brief round of testing, Ubisoft's neon-colored battle royale Hyper Scape is now almost ready for launch. You can expect to see it's very first season arrive this August 11th for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 alongside a couple of new additions and a 100 tier Battle Pass.

When it comes to the actual gameplay, Hyper Scape offers a couple of twists on the usual battle royale formula. So once you land into the virtual city of Neo Arcadia, you'll need to scatter across the map in order to collect not only an assortment of weapons, but also abilities that range from setting up massive walls to doing superhero landings with appropriately ridiculous shockwaves.

There will also be a variety of map-based hazards and mobility options to utilize, as well as the chance to upgrade your gear by finding duplicates. Oddly enough, it is that last part in particular that has me the most excited. Roaming around and collecting goodies while constantly battling enemies is one of the most enjoyable aspects of a battle royale game, yet for pretty much all of them most of the ground based loot becomes instantly irrelevant. As such, I can only hope Hyper Scape will manage to make things a bit more exciting.

My little musings aside, you can get a bit of an idea of what Hyper Scape looks like in gameplay terms through the recently posted (and surprisingly premature) launch trailer. Have a gander:

To learn more about Hyper Scape, and potentially even dive in the moment it goes live, you should head on over to the official website. Enjoy!