Ubisoft teased their upcoming “team fighting arena game” with two important caveats: it’s not a battle royale, and no NFTs are included. After leakers put footage of the game, codenamed Project Q, on the internet, the gaming firm announced the news on Twitter.
“This is not a Battle Royale,” Ubisoft said in a series of tweets. “The game will feature a variety of PvP modes with one single goal in mind: FUN! We don’t have plans to add NFTs to this game, you can find out more by registering and taking part in the upcoming tests!”
You may sign up for upcoming tests for the Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, and PC on Ubisoft’s website, as noted in Ubisoft’s tweet. There’s no information on when the tests will be accessible, or whether the final version of the game will be free to play. The “Q” in Project Q, on the other hand, will not stand for “Quartz,” the name of Ubisoft’s disputed in-game NFT program that was inserted into Ghost Recon.
According to video game leaker Tom Henderson, Project Q has a Fortnite meets Overwatch style. As of currently, it appears to have two modes: Showdown (battle royale) and Battle Zone (territory control). Because the game is currently in its early stages of development, everything is subject to change.
In 2020, Ubisoft released Hyper Scape, a short-lived free-to-play battle royale game. The futuristic shooter gave a new spin on the typical battle royale, but its popularity quickly faded, and it was eventually shut down on April 28th, 2022.