HyperScape, which made its “streaming debut” on July 2, is the new fast-paced Ubisoft Battle Royale game set in cyber-reality. The game, where 100 players battle each other in first-person combat to be the last one standing, is set in the year 2054.
What is even cooler though – the new game will feature a Malaysian heroine as one of their playable characters.
According to the game’s Wiki page, one of the 11 champions is Noor Azimah binti Yusof. She is listed as a resident of Kuala Lumpur, whose hometown is Pekan, Pahang.
Called “the face of Southeast Asia”, Noor Azimah, 23, is described as a popular character among young women in the Asia Pacific region.
“User Noor, though best known as a fashionista, makes most of her income from variety streaming, which is highly competitive and dependent on the performer’s ability to distinguish themselves,” according to the Wiki page.
The character is depicted wearing the standard orange-grey jumpsuit, but with a pink head scarf.
As speech and dialogue goes, she even has voice lines in Malay. She says “tak mengapa!” when taking damage, and “naik taraf!” when upgrading her gear/hacks. Clearly, the team at Ubisoft did their homework on this!
I decided to try out the #HyperScape open beta and play as the Malaysian avatar, and she has VOICE LINES IN MALAY! 😆 She says "Tak mengapa!" when taking damage and "Naik taraf!" when upgrading gear/hacks.
I wonder if Ubisoft consulted any Malaysians for these voice lines 😆 pic.twitter.com/a3i7IyU1Bz
— Aisyah/Cappy 🐟🏴 (@cappyfish) July 13, 2020
Hyper Space will debut on the PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox One.
The game is free to download, with players able to purchase cosmetic-only items with in-game currency. Such free-to-play battle royale games have been a hot trend in the game industry during the pandemic, as the barrier to get into the games is low.
Call of Duty: Warzone saw more than 60 million downloads in two months while Electronic Arts(EA) continues to update its Apex Legends battle royale game. Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds also continue to have huge audiences.