Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: Creative Assembly
Release Date: 2023

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'Hyenas' Is A Sci-fi Multiplayer FPS From Creative Assembly For PC And Consoles, Accepting Alpha Sign-ups - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 22, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT

Hyenas is a new multiplayer sci-fi FPS where you team up with your pack to steal priceless pop culture loot from the Mars billionaires and rival crews.

Earth is gone, the rich have colonised 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?

“We believe the key to modern shooter success is understanding what players want to see and where they want to take their experience. We know we’ve got something interesting on our hands, but we also know the odds are stacked against us,” said Executive Producer, David Nicholson. “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.”    An audacious new project from Creative Assembly, aiming to do to shooters what they did to horror with Alien: Isolation, there’s much more detail to come. However, some features have already been ruled out. Hyenas won’t include pay to win mechanics. It will include Panini sticker albums, a SEGA Mega Drive and PEZ dispensers. 

Sign up now to be a part of the Hyenas PC Alpha Test. Play the game, give feedback and help us improve!

"The alpha will be composed of several phases. To begin with, we’ll start with a small number of PC players in Europe and North America. As we progress through our testing, we’ll be opening future sessions up to more areas and platforms, so please be patient if you live elsewhere – we can’t wait to get you playing!"

What’s the minimum spec required to play HYENAS? 

  • OS: Windows 7  
  • Processor: Quad core processor running at 2.5 Ghz  
  • RAM: 10GB  
  • VRAM: 5GB  
  • DirectX: 12  
  • Drive Space: ~31GB  

What’s the recommended spec for playing HYENAS? 

  • OS: 64bit Windows 10  
  • Processor: Any 6th Gen Intel processor, or any Ryzen 1000 series or above  
  • RAM: 16GB  
  • VRAM: 6GB – Nvidia 1660 or AMD 5600 XT or Vega 556  
  • DirectX: 12  
  • Drive Space: ~31GB 

As this is the first alpha, the system requirements are high. The team is working hard on optimizing the game and lowering these specs. We’ll have more updates for you in the future. A general rule of thumb at the moment is that if your PC is over 5 years old, you’ll likely be unable to run Hyenas.  

How do I sign up to the closed alpha?

  • First, click the sign-up button on the homepage
  • Then, sign into or create a new Creative Assembly account
  • Finally, complete and submit the alpha application form
  • If you are selected, you’ll be sent an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) to read and sign
  • Part of this form includes accepting an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement.) Feel free to read through it first
  • Additionally, you’ll be asked to link your Steam account to your CA account. Please see below if you need help doing so. This can be done before or after signing the NDA

Once the accounts are linked and the NDA is signed, you’re done. After that, all you have to do is wait for an email from us containing your key. 

Key Features:

  • 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.
  • Escape to Win: Use unique skills and abilities to face-off in fast-paced battles in a bid to secure your stolen merch, ESCAPE TO WIN, BABY!

Hyenas is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam/Epic Games Store) in 2023.

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