Happy New Year!
A new year has begun and so has our countdown to January 17, our official launch date!
With the official launch we finally go Free-to-Play, open the Cash Shop (read about our monetization model), and release six new Hypers.
And yes, the highly anticipated Camilla is one of the six. Camilla joins Perseus, Sonya, Gulunba, Han, and Tae’guk in the lineup for combined total of 41 available hypers for you to choose from at launch.
Apart from the exciting news of the launch date, I’m going to cover a little more dry/technical topic of service regions today. There was some confusion about where Hyper Universe is available during Early Access. Although we are a global service, there were some countries we were not able to reach right off the bat due to a mix of territorial, technical, and contractual issues.
But we have expanded steadily throughout the Early Access period and you will be able to play almost everywhere on January 17. A comprehensive country list can be found at the end of this page, but we will basically service all regions except Russian Federation, Cuba, and of course Korea (since there’s already a Korean service). We are working on opening China--we attempted to open this region with our last Free Weekend in December, but we ran into some unforeseen technical issues. So we have closed it for now and will try again once we’ve sorted out the issues.
We will keep our regional server structure broken down as North America, Europe, South America, and South East Asia. As we did during Early Access, we will be monitoring ping as well as server population to see if servers need to be relocated or added for better service.
Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese were added in-game as of the last patch, but they are still both a work-in-progress with untranslated text showing. On January 17, we will remove the Beta tags on those languages and our official game languages will be English, French, German, Portuguese, and both simplified and traditional Chinese.
In our march towards official launch, we are doing everything we can to get the word out on Hyper Universe. As one of our Early Access founders, you can help by participating in the Share event or sharing any and all updates on our Facebook and Twitter.
We will be unveiling new videos, developer AMA, Refer a Friend system, new art, and important dates and times daily so keep checking our pages.
Here’s to Hyper Happy New Year.
Until next week,
Hyun K, Producer
Hyper Universe Service Country List
Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Maarten, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint-Barthélemy, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, United States Virgin Islands, Uruguay, USA, Vatican City, Venezuela