Xbox Servers for Hyper Universe are Shutting Down Next Year

By Sean Carey,
The servers for the 4v4 side-scrolling MOBA, Hyper Universe, will close next year on February 10. The game was initially released on Xbox One back in August 2018. Although, the developers have not given a reason as to why the servers will close, it looks like Hyper Universe hasn't been able to sustain a player base.

The game is free to play and has received mixed reviews, especially here on TA with the community giving Hyper Universe a 2.85/5. Servers for the MOBA were also shut down on PC early last year, due to long queue waiting times and a dwindling player base.

The Hyper Universe team said on their website, "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."

Purchasing Quarks (the in-game virtual currency) and character bundles will no longer be available for sale after November 30. After this date, all players will have access to content in the game by earning GP (a free earned currency) "in order to continue to provide the best service possible during this transition." The Hyper Universe team will also not be able to accept any refund requests.

This leaves you with a few months to grab any achievements you might need or want from the game. As with most free to play games, the achievement list is tough. It's unlikely you'll complete it in time unless you're extremely dedicated and can find enough people still playing. If you are close to grabbing a few achievements, or simply want to play the game before it disappears for good, why not create a Gaming Session here on TA?

Thanks to Famicorps for the heads-up!
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score.