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Hypixel Studios
Hypixel Studios
A proprietary, custom-built engine[1]
C# (client)[2]Java (server)[2]
Windows • macOS • Linux (server)[1]
Release date
Sandbox, fantasy, role-play[3]

Hytale is an upcoming sandbox fantasy role-play game[3] being developed by Hypixel Studios.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Hytale features a procedurally-generated fantasy world composed of blocks of numerous shapes arranged in a three-dimensional grid. The world features different biomes, creatures, and dungeons. Players can participate in minigames, similar to those found in the Hypixel server, such as SkyWars and BedWars. Players will be able to build and share mods and custom content using a set of browser-based and in-game tools, including an in-game model editor called Hytale Model Maker. Hytale can be played in first person and third person view.

Adventure mode[edit | edit source]

Hytale will feature an adventure mode which includes procedurally-generated zones, made up of many biomes and including different encounters. This mode will feature RPG-styled combat for singleplayer and multiplayer and include dynamic boss encounters and dungeon exploration. Players can find overgrown towers and fight large bosses. Hytale contains many creatures, including animals, monsters and factions. Each zone contains different types of creatures, with some guarding the powerful gear.

Multiplayer[edit | edit source]

Main article: Multiplayer

Many popular minigames from the Hypixel server will make their way into Hytale. It also will feature a character customizer which includes thousands of cosmetic items. Hytale will support large community run servers, and players can fight using a combat system built for multiplayer.

Tools[edit | edit source]

Hytale will feature block-based construction in both singleplayer and multiplayer which includes many different world editing tools. It will feature a Java scripting system which allows players to create and execute code in-game, and in-game cinematic tools for video creators. It will also feature the Hytale Model Maker which is a 3D modeling, texturing, and animation toolkit which runs on HTML where players can create custom assets and import them into the game itself.

History[edit | edit source]

The idea for developing a stand-alone game came after the 2014 EULA changes to Minecraft that prevented servers from selling non-cosmetic items, which lead to an 85% drop in Hypixel's revenue. They realised that they were not in complete control of their project and decided to develop their own game using a custom engine which can suit the needs of the Hytale developers.[3][4] For example, the Turbo Kart Racers minigame could not zoom out the camera enough leading to players getting confused as to what was occurring; Hypixel Studios wanted their own game not to have such a problem.[4]

Hypixel Studios approached Riot Games in 2016 who agreed to become an investor for Hytale.[5] Hypixel Studios filed for a trademark of "Hytale" on 29 July 2016, which was accepted on 5 February 2019.[6] Noxy made a post on the Hypixel Forums on 28 December 2016 explaining how the development of Hytale is going, and listing developers of the game.[7] The game was announced to the public on 10 December 2018 in the form of a countdown on the Hytale website.[8] A demo of the game was available to play at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in California on 20 March 2019,[9] and a brief history of Hytale was showcased at the EGX Rezzed 2019 expo.[3]

Even after the game is released, Hytale will continue to recieve development versions and further updates.[10]

Development[edit | edit source]

Hytale started development in mid-2015.[11] The first public development phase of Hytale, Beta, has no set release date.

Trailer[edit | edit source]

The trailer for Hytale was released on 13 December 2018, and amassed over 30 million views within a month.[12] After the release of the trailer, articles have been posted to the Hytale blog explaining different aspects of the game.

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