A new report from Exputer claims that Ubisoft is working on yet another battle royale-focused game. The game in question is under the codename Project Q and is reportedly inspired by battle arena games like Overwatch.
Exputer says that eight sources at Ubisoft have confirmed the development of Project Q which is currently in development at French studio Ubisoft Bordeaux.
Project Q was previously reported on by Eurogamer last year after it leaked on the NVIDIA GeForce Now site. Ubisoft then issued a DMCA takedown after the leak to remove any trace of the game. Reports claim that Ubisoft’s Project Q kicked off playtesting yesterday. The game features two modes at the moment.
One of the game modes is called Showdown. This is a battle royale mode consisting of four teams of two players. The second mode is called Battle Zone which is a battle arena mode. Here, players need to reach 100 points in order to win the match. There are two teams of four players in Battle Zone and the objective is to control the map for as long as possible.
The spin with Project Q is its battle arena setting. Players are able to pick their favourite heroes with different weapons, skills and something called Wonders. Weapons are over-the-top damage items that don’t represent your typical FPS shooter. Instead of rifles and shotguns, Project Q includes fireworks, a deck of cards, hammers, paint guns and other gun-like items.
Each hero is also unique when it comes to their skills. One skill grants players the ability to jump and fly in the air. The combination of these weapons, skills and Wonders aims to provide a varied experience in each match.
Those who have played Project Q claim that the game has a similar look and feel to Overwatch. Sort of a cartoonish art style like Knockout City. The game is currently in playtesting but there’s no confirmation whether or not Ubisoft will ever release this game. We also don’t know if it will be a free-to-play title. Given Ubisoft’s current track record, the studio will most likely release this as a live service F2P game.
Project Q joins the likes of other free-to-play games in development at Ubisoft. This includes Pathfinder, two Tom Clancy games and more:
- Rainbow Six Siege Mobile – Free-to-play live Service
- Hyper Scape (Shutting down) – Free-to-play live service
- Ghost Recon Frontline – Free-to-play live service
- The Divison Heartland – Free-to-play live service
- XDefiant – Free-to-play live service
- Pathfinder – Free-to-play live service
- Assassin’s Creed: Infinity – Live service
- Project Q – TBA Free-to-play live Service