Game News Hyenas: Is SEGA’s new FPS a Battle Royale?
When first introduced, Hyenas, SEGA’s next hit, showed itself as a first-person multiplayer shooter that draws heavily from Apex Legends. However, the game is not a Battle Royale.
Hyenas is not a Battle Royale!
With the rise of the Battle Royale genre, powered by Call of Duty: Warzone, Fortnite or even Apex Legends, people have had the right to wonder if Hyenas, the new production from Creative Assembly, is (or not) a Battle Royale. Well, know that the answer is no!
Even if the multiplayer FPS takes a lot of Apex Legends, starting with its artistic direction and its barred side, Hyenas is not a Battle Royale. In any case, this was confirmed by Charlie Bewsher, the game’s creative director in an interview with Golden News.
We didn’t want to make a Battle Royale, but we wanted to take this idea of creating this unpredictable and chaotic space where players would find new gameplay, new tactics, and ultimately new stories to tell. Charlie Bewsher, Creative Director at Creative Assembly via Golden News
The PvEvP which offers five teams of three players to compete against each other while facing forces controlled by the computer will therefore not have a single map of gigantic size like what we can find in Call of Duty: Warzone, but many maps. These will be of generous size, that is to say larger than the cards of a Valorant for example.
Each freighter is a giant sandbox of intersecting systems creating endless opportunities for the most skilled team to exploit the environment, security systems, mercenaries and opposing teams to Take (the) advantage.
Several playable Heroes like in Apex Legends
Even if the game is not a Battle Royale, also note that it takes the idea of Legends from Apex Legends. Hyenas will indeed feature several playable heroes with unique abilities. The Pro (The Pro) is a bank robber with a shotgun, but also a deployable turret. This character is recognizable among a thousand since he wears a mask of Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States.
For her part, Commander Wright is an astronaut equipped with a gun who makes foam barricades; ideal for creating shelters, but also for making platforms to climb. If we look at the announcement trailer (available above), we can also see a sniper or an acrobat who seems particularly agile. In any case, even if Creative Assembly has not detailed all these characters, we already note that there are three types of Heroes: the former are made for action; the latter are fast or stealthy and the latter are support characters. They can create barricades as we saw earlier or even hack machines.
As a reminder, Hyenas does not yet have a release date. However, the game is expected on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Also note that an alpha will be released. To register for it, just click here.