Developer Artistic Meeting has lastly unmasked Hyenas, its long-in-the-works sci-fi shooter – and whereas Alien Isolation followers is perhaps a bit of dissatisfied to see it isn’t a much-hoped for successor, anybody who’s ever dreamed of doing heists in an area ought to be very cheerful.
Artistic Meeting first revealed it was engaged on a sci-fi shooter again in September 2018, calling it an “bold multiplayer title” and a “recent tackle the FPS style” that may allow gamers to “embrace a wide range of inventive playstyles”. Virtually 4 years later, that challenge has now been named as Hyenas, a “ballsy entry into probably the most aggressive style in gaming”.
“In Hyenas, the world is damaged… actually,” explains Artistic Meeting. “The billionaires have lastly made it to Mars, leaving Earth and people tax payments far behind. The zero-gravity tech that powered their journey has shattered our planet, abandoning us in a drifting slum referred to as the ‘Taint’. The one factor the wealthy look after is uncommon Merch, popular culture swag from the lives we left behind, which they loot from the rubble to furnish their Martian mansions.”
All that beneficial swag is gathered up and saved on interstellar buying malls often called a Plunderships, and gamers might want to assemble a crew of uniquely expert criminals in an effort to break in, steal no matter they’ll, and get out out once more safely – all whereas avoiding employed thugs, alarm methods, and armed drones.
The twist, nonetheless, is that Hyenas is not merely a recreation of co-operative multiplayer heists. Alongside the aforementioned environmental hazards, every three-person crew will even must deal with 4 different groups, all trying to stroll away with the “spiciest haul”.
Artistic Meeting calls every Plundership a “sandbox playground of interlocking methods creating countless alternatives for slick groups to take advantage of”, and guarantees “blisteringly fast motion and deadly fight” as every match unfolds. And to combine issues up a bit of additional, gamers will even must navigate “hazardous, and sometimes switchable, zero-G zones” as they work to get rid of different crews.
Whereas Artistic Meeting is not saying far more about Hyenas simply but, it does word the sport will not incorporate any pay-to-win mechanics. There are, nonetheless, Panini sticker albums, a Sega Mega Drive, and Pez dispensers, so there you go.
Hyenas is because of launch for Xbox Sequence X/S, PS5, and PC subsequent 12 months, however impatient types can join the sport’s first, and seemingly imminent, closed alpha take a look at on PC proper now.