Ubisoft on Saturday has officially acknowledged one of their games in development under the title Project Q. It has also been revealed by leaked gameplay footage and several sources and is described as “an innovative and modern PvP battle arena game.” Project Q was made apparent to the public late last year when a list of PC games was leaked from a data mine of Nvidia’s GeForce Now service. Project Q is being developed by their French studio, Ubisoft Bordeaux.
Over the past few days, playtest emails were sent out, and early impressions remark that the game is obviously in early stages of development. The idea of the playable closed test is to gauge players’ reactions on Ubisoft’s vision for this new concept of the game. Project Q is played in third person, reminiscent of Fortnite with a playstyle more fitting in the likes of an Overwatch- Valorant hybrid. What sets this game apart already though, is the use of “sillier” nontraditional weapons such as a Deck of Cards, Fireworks, Sticks, Hammers and Paint Guns.
So, we heard you heard… 🤷
Introducing codename “Project Q”, a team battle arena letting players truly own the experience! The game is in early development and we will keep testing, so for now all you can do is register for upcoming tests: https://t.co/TMRKwiUzbJ pic.twitter.com/hZ40OkPdum
— Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) April 23, 2022
So far, the game has 2 game modes, the first one being Showdown, which is their version of a Battle Royale but consists of 4 teams of 2 players. The second is Battle Zone, which is their Battle Arena mode where players need to reach 100 points in order to win, but with 2 teams of 4 players. Players get to pick their heroes’ own weapons, abilities and skills, with “Wonders” that can be mixed and matched with a maximum of 3 to have at once. As an added bonus, there are other abilities and skills such as Icarus Wings that allow the character to jump and fly in the air.
Ubisoft Bordeaux is one of the support studios for Ubisoft Annecy, Paris and Montepellier. They pride themselves in holding cultural wealth with a team consisting of a diverse range of developers from different countries, cultures and backgrounds. The teams are currently focused on some of Ubisoft’s biggest AAA games including Assassin’s Creed, Rainbow 6 Extraction and Beyond Good & Evil 2.