Ubisoft announces new shooter and insists it isn't a battle royale

Ubisoft announces new shooter and insists it isn't a battle royale

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Ubisoft has announced a caller shooter, codenamed Project Q, successful the look of caller leaks that gave details connected the upcoming title. 

The beingness of Project Q has been known for immoderate clip now. It was archetypal mentioned arsenic portion of past September's Nvidia Geforce leak, which fto gaffe a ton of unannounced projects. This came to a further caput acknowledgment to a caller study from Exputer, which elaborate that the crippled is simply a PvP conflict arena game. 

Within that study was footage of a caller playtest showing a third-person shooter with abilities and colorful environments. There are besides items you tin swap retired to modify your physique connected the fly. 

Instead of playing coy, Ubisoft has decided to instrumentality complaint and denote the crippled a small early. In notation to the leaks, Ubisoft tweeted: “So, we heard you heard... “

“‍Introducing codename 'Project Q', a squad conflict arena letting players genuinely ain the experience!”

The steadfast shared immoderate other details alongside the announcement, possibly the astir breathtaking being that you tin motion up for a nationalist trial which volition fto you spell hands-on with the title. To bash that, caput implicit to the Ubisoft website and capable retired your information, including which level you privation to play on. You tin take betwixt PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. That being said, there's nary denotation of erstwhile this investigating signifier whitethorn instrumentality place.

Ubisoft shared 2 further absorbing pieces of accusation astir Project Q, the archetypal of which is that it's not a conflict royale. In a tweet, Ubisoft said:

By the way, this is not a Battle Royale. The crippled volition diagnostic a assortment of PvP modes with 1 azygous extremity successful mind: FUN!April 23, 2022

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Instead, the crippled is simply a low-player number arena shooter, which Ubisoft seems to beryllium indicating makes it much fun. This determination distant from conflict royale distances the rubric from 1 of the publisher’s much caller failures successful the signifier of Hyper Scape. That crippled failed to instrumentality disconnected and is closing its servers aboriginal this week, connected April 28, aft lone coming retired successful the summertime of 2020.

Speaking of the publisher’s failures, Ubisoft besides announced that, astatine slightest for now, NFTs won’t look successful the game. They tweeted:

We don't person plans to adhd NFTs to this game, you tin find retired much by registering and taking portion successful the upcoming tests!April 23, 2022

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Ubisoft Quartz, the publisher’s NFT project, has had a unsmooth clip recently. It's suffered from debased interest, and sold NFTs for Ghost Recon: Breakpoint specified months earlier it was announced that updates for the crippled would stop, fundamentally ending enactment for the title. 

It’s not wide if distancing itself from some conflict royales oregon NFTs volition marque Project Q much palatable to players, but it can’t hurt. With a slew of unsmooth launches and unusual concern decisions, chiefly its concern into NFTs, the steadfast could bash with a win. 

Patrick Dane

Patrick Dane is TechRadar Gaming's Guides Editor. With astir a decennary successful the games press, he's been a accordant dependable successful the industry. He's written for a plethora of large publications and travelled the satellite doing it. He besides has a heavy passionateness for games arsenic a work and their imaginable to archer evolving stories. To wit, helium has implicit 2000 hours successful Destiny 2, implicit 1000 successful Overwatch and is present profoundly into Valorant.