Creative Assembly’s upcoming extraction shooter, HYENAS, is getting a closed beta test on PC. The closed beta, available through Steam, will kick off on August 31, and will go on until September 11. The game also got a new gameplay trailer, which you can check out below.
Originally announced back in 2022, HYENAS involves groups of players heading out to scavenge for pop-culture artefacts from a ruined Earth. Each match is set to have several groups of players competing for these artefacts, with each group having up to 3 players.
The game features quite a few playable characters, and earlier this year, we saw a new character introduced for the game who is essentially a massive fan of Sonic the Hedgehog, to the extent where they dress up as the Sega mascot in the game.
As part of the story of HYENAS, the rich moved on from planet Earth on to Mars, with the rest of humanity stuck living in a gigantic orbiting slum known as the Taint. Billionaires from Mars have been hoarding pop-culture artefacts, and groups of HYENAS attack these billionaires to reclaim what they see as their right.
HYENAS is yet to get a proper launch date aside from a 2023 release window. The game is slated to come to PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One.