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Sega and Creative Assembly have announced HYENAS, a new multiplayer sci-fi FPS that brings space robbers together in Zero-G battles to steal priceless pop culture loot from Mars billionaires and their rivals. Players will have access to a range of unique skills and abilities in the colorful game, all of which should prove useful in HYENA’s fast-paced battles, which challenges teams to not only fight and secure their stolen merch, but also to ultimately win by escaping and making it out alive. Fans of the developer behind Alien: Isolation and the Total War series can help Creative Assembly shape the future of its next potential hit by signing up for HYENA’s closed alpha today. The initial phase of the alpha will be for PC only and comprise several phases, starting with a small number of PC players in Europe and North America. HYENAS is slated for release on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, and PC (Steam, Epic Games Store) in 2023.

“We believe the key to modern shooter success is understanding what players want to see and where they want to take their experience,” said David Nicholson, Executive Producer. “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.”

In HYENAS, the world is broken… literally. The billionaires have finally made it to Mars, leaving Earth and those tax bills far behind. The zero-gravity tech that powered their journey has shattered our planet, abandoning us in a drifting slum called the ‘Taint’.. The only thing the rich care for is rare Merch, pop culture swag from the lives we left behind, which they loot from the rubble to furnish their Martian mansions.

Time for us to steal it back. Lumbering spaceship shopping malls, known as Plunderships, are plump with nostalgic booty stolen from Earth’s remains and packed with the sort of hired thugs, alarm systems and armed drones only the hyper-rich can afford. Assemble your crew of Hyenas from a ragtag cast of uniquely skilled and armed criminal misfits to get in, get the Merch and get the hell out. 

Source: Creative Assembly

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