August 24, 2017
August 07, 2018 (AU, EU, NA)
November 15, 2018 - In-Game Purchases Disabled
December 19, 2018 - Server Shutdown
November 30, 2019 - In-Game Purchases Disabled
February 10, 2020 - Server Shutdown
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The team announced on October 19th, 2018 that Hyper Universe would be shut down on Steam before the end of the year, on December 19th. Although no reason was officially stated, the game regularly had under 100 concurrent players on Steam just six months after its free-to-play launch in January. At the time the Xbox One version of the game was unaffected. The team’s full announcement regarding the Steam release follows:
We’re saddened to inform you that after a year of service, we will be discontinuing Hyper Universe on PC starting December 19, 2018. This was not an easy decision to make; we’ve worked hard to make this game as great as it could possibly be, and have poured our hearts into building out this unique cast of lovable characters. We’re incredibly grateful to our fans for playing—none of this would have been possible without you.
While the game will still be available to play via the Nexon Launcher and Steam until we officially close, we will not be making any more updates. Rank Mode will continue to run until the service closes, although no rewards for Rank Mode will be distributed after November. Starting on November 15, 2018, the Cash Shop will be unavailable. Hyper Universe for Xbox will remained unaffected.
Below you can see the timeline for Hyper Universe’s closure, as well as our refund policy. Thank you again to all the Hyper Universe players out there for all of your support, and for making Hyper Universe such a blast to be a part of.
-Hyper Universe Team
– November 15, 2018: Cash Shop will be closed, and user refunds will be processed.
– December 19, 2018: Hyper Universe servers will be closed, and players will not be able to play Hyper Universe anymore.
– January 19, 2019: Customer Service support for Hyper Universe will be discontinued.
– Items purchased between August 18, 2018 and October 19, 2018 will be refunded the full price.
– No refunds will be given to purchases made after this announcement.
– Refunds will be made in NX; the same type of NX (Credit or Prepaid) that was used to make the original purchase.
For any questions, please contact Customer Support.-The Hyper Universe Team
The Hyper Universe team next announced on November 25th, 2019 that the Xbox One version of the game would be shut down on February 10th, 2020. Similarly, it is expected that low player counts were the cause behind the decision to shut down the game although no official explanation has been given.
After careful consideration, we regret to inform you that we will be discontinuing service for Hyper Universe (Xbox) on February 10, 2020. Until then, Hyper Universe will continue to be available free-to-play for existing and current players.
In light of this news, purchasing of Quarks (virtual currency) and character bundles will end on November 30, 2019. After this period, Hypers will continue to have access to all content in the game by earning GP (free, earned currency) in order to continue to provide the best service possible during this transition. Please note that we will not be able to accept any refund requests.
This was a very difficult decision and we would like to express our sincerest gratitude for your continued support and all the great memories created together!-The Hyper Universe Team
About the Game
Leave the grind and start the brawl. Hyper Universe deftly combines action-packed combat and team-based strategic gameplay. With an outrageous cast of characters assembled from every corner of the galaxy, prepare for a gaming experience that’s out of this world!
Crush the competition. No matter if your game is melee, ranged, or support, you’ll experience epic fast-paced battles and non-stop action on every corner of the battlefield.
Team up and throw down. Equip the perfect gear for battle, then dive into 4v4 team-based strategic combat. Take down monsters, minions, defense towers, and conquer the enemy team’s base to claim victory.
Release your inner Hyper. Whether you prefer unleashing the Kraken or raining giant snowmen down upon your foes, choose from a diverse roster of over 40 playable characters to assemble your intergalactic dream team.
Thanks to Smonk Wad for submitting this game to the site