Alien: Isolation devs announce Hyenas, a zero-G shooter about stealing merch and swag from the wealthy
Creative Assembly goes again to the world of shooters. After the relative success of Alien: Isolation, the Total War studio has revealed it is engaged on a brand new multiplayer shooter known as Hyenas.
We’ve identified that this mission has been in improvement since 2018, and Creative Assembly has sometimes teased it. But now, the sport has been formally introduced.
Hyenas is a three-player heist sport the place you compete in opposition to 4 different squads to steal popular culture memorabilia. If this feels like an uncommon setup, it most likely helps to know that each one the billionaires have left Earth for Mars.
In doing so, they destroyed Earth, because of the zero-G tech they used for his or her ships. The shattered, drifting slums are actually known as the Taint, and the billionaires are looting it for swag from the planet’s previous, storing it in mall-like Plunderships.
All of the heists in Hyenas happen in house on mentioned Plunderships – sandbox environments stuffed with that nostalgic merch. These ships are stuffed with traps, alarms and AI enemies defending it. Navigating every Plundership requires extra than simply capturing abilities, as you are meant to use their complicated designs in opposition to the opposite groups.
When the capturing occurs, it’s going to all happen in zero-G. You’ll be capable to choose your character from a solid of misfits, which we get a glimpse of within the trailer.
Creative Assembly is hoping that Hyenas might be to multiplayer shooters what Alien: Isolation was to horror video games. The developer is effectively conscious of the large threat of launching a multiplayer shooter lately, and it desires gamers concerned as early as doable.
This is why it is making alpha sign-ups available right now. Anyone 18+ can join, however you will additionally have to signal an NDA. The closed alpha is simply out there on PC, and solely initially in North America and Europe. It might broaden to platforms and areas down the road.
Hyenas is coming to PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S in 2023.