Multiplayer Shooter HYENAS Coming Next Year to PC and consoles

Time to steal from the hyper rich.
Time to steal from the hyper rich. Sega

Looks like the first-person shooter genre just got even more exciting as SEGA Europe announced HYENAS. It’s being developed by Creative Assembly, the same studio behind Alien: Isolation and the Total War franchise. It’s coming out in 2023 to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

While not much has been revealed in terms of features, SEGA confirmed that the game won’t have pay-to-win mechanics.

What’s the game about? The world has been broken and the billionaires have arrived on Mars, leaving not just Earth but also those pesky tax bills. These same billionaires reached Mars, thanks to zero-gravity technology. However, the same technology is what shattered Earth and why everyone is left in a drifting slum called “Taint.”

As if leaving Earth wasn’t enough, the rich are now also looking for rare Merch. These are the pop culture swag left behind and they want it for their mansions in Mars. A lot of this Merch can be found in Plunderships or spaceship shopping malls. It’s filled with alarm systems, armed drones, and hired thugs that only the hyper-rich can afford.

It goes without saying that it’s time to steal them and claim it for your own. To do so, you need to assemble your own crew of Hyenas. This is a ragtag group composed of armed and uniquely skilled criminal misfits. Once the team’s been assembled, it’s time to get in, steal the Merch, and get out.

This is basically a smash and grab in space. However, it won’t be easy since you’ll be fighting with four other teams. That means you can’t just rely on guns but also on a good strategy. Each Plundership has interlocking systems giving teams endless opportunities.

In a statement, Executive Producer David Nicholson revealed that the reason why modern shooters succeed is because it understands what players want to see and what they want to experience. He added that while they know they have something interesting, they also believe that the odds are stacked against them. Nicholson went on to say that to stand a chance against the biggest games, they need to know what players think.

To this end, the game is now accepting sign-ups for the closed alpha tests on PC. You can sign up for the alpha test and learn more about the game here.

What do you think? Does this game have a chance against what’s already out there?

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