With games like Fortnite and Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds dominating the gaming industry right now, it isn’t a surprise that many titles are moving towards making Battle Royale centered titles or even adding such modes within their already existing franchises. However, Gearbox Software’s Project 1v1 is a game in development that is currently going the opposite direction of the Battle Royale genre. The described it as going back to a “New old thing” Players are put into maps each with their own “hazardous” characteristics.
We got a chance to play a pre Alpha version of the game at E3. Project 1v1, has players control unique customizable characters then put them into intense 1 on 1 battles against one another. Each character can be customized with different colors. There are also the choices of many abilities based on different cards. Each card gives the players devastating moves, traps or turrets they can set down to mow down foes, impenetrable defenses or tremendous traversal capabilities to either help them avoid danger or to plow through their opponent’s defenses.
These card setups are a pivotal part of each players way of play. Just in case players are unsure what build would be right for them, there is a starter pack included which can help tailor your playstyle. Players can really Taylor each of their abilities to configure to their play styles and also to perfectly counter each opponent that they are up against. Players can also pick up supporting items throughout each map that can give them that extra lift to overcome each encounter. The battles are times and each player with the most wins within the allotted time is declared the winner. This sort of close and personal combat approach that Project 1v1takes hopes to stand out within the current market dominated by Battle Royale style games.