Publisher SEGA and developer Creative Assembly have announced HYENAS, a science-fiction multiplayer first-person shooter for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (Steam, Epic Games Store). It will launch in 2023. Sign-ups are now available for an alpha test on PC.
“We believe the key to modern shooter success is understanding what players want to see and where they want to take their experience,” said executive producer David Nicholson in a press release. “We know we’ve got something interesting on our hands, but we also know the odds are stacked against us. To take on the biggest games in the industry, we need to hear what players think, right up front and early. If you’re in, we want to take you along for the ride. That’s why after today’s announcement, we’re also launching into the first of our public Alpha tests.”
Here is an overview of the game, via its store pages:
Earth is gone, the rich have colonized Mars and the rest of humanity is living their worst life in The Taint, a giant orbiting slum. While humanity is trying to survive, the Mars billionaires are more worried about fulfilling their nostalgic dreams. Plunderships, massive retail spacecrafts dedicated to selling salvaged pop-culture artefacts from Earth, our artefacts, at space-high prices to satisfy their desires.
We, an unlikely pack of talented robbers, hit the Mars elite where it hurts most: their stuff A.K.A. OUR stuff. They call us “HYENAS.”
We get in, empty some clips into their security clones and other “preventative measures”, steal all the best stuff then get out. Exploding a clone in zero gravity is kind of messy, but as long as we make it out with the merch it’s worth it.
So, you in?
- Give Zero Fs in Zero-G – Why walk when you can fly? Traverse seamlessly into zero-G zones where movement and combat take flight.
- Meet the HYENAS – A cast of memorable misfits with unique abilities and big personalities. Pick a Hyena to suit your style, whether that’s all guns blazing, or manipulating the environment to your advantage.
- Steal Iconic Merch – Yesterday’s pop culture collectibles are priceless artefacts in a post-Earth age. Steal iconic memorabilia from the Plunderships’ vaults before rival crews do.
- Become the Top Pack – Compete against other packs of players while taking down Plundership security forces. Meet your loot quota and make your escape to win.
- An Evolving Challenge – Look forward to new HYENAS joining the party and the launch of extra Plunderships with more precious merch to steal.
Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.