KEY POINTS

  • Ubisoft is the video game company behind the popular series "Assassin's Creed"
  • It is reportedly working on a new game
  • In September, a leaked NVIDIA GeForce database revealed Ubisoft was working on "Project Q"

French video game company Ubisoft is reportedly working on a new free-to-play battle royale game with a PvP mode that is internally called "Project Q," according to an industry insider, who leaked the first gameplay footage taken from a playtest to prove the claim. 

The latest information about Ubisoft's "Project Q" was shared online by industry insider Tom Henderson, who claimed the game is currently in the works at Ubisoft Bordeaux, as confirmed by "eight sources."  The game is reportedly an "innovative and modern PvP battle arena game," according to new playtest emails sent out by the video game company,  Henderson said.

Apparently, "Project Q" started its first-ever playtests Friday and features a couple of game modes, namely Showdown, which is a 4x4 battle royale and Battle Zone, which is the game's Battle Arena mode. The second mode, according to the insider, requires " two teams of four players" to reach 100 points to win with the objective of controlling an area on the map for as long as possible., which is "somewhat similar to Call of Duty’s Hardpoint game mode."

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Moreover, "Project Q" features an art style that resembles "Overwatch" and "Knockout City" and has off-beat weapons such as "Deck of Cards, Fireworks, Hammers, Sticks and Paintguns that will deal damage to your enemies."  The game also allows players to choose unique abilities and skills like the Icarus Wings, which enables users to "jump and fly in the air."

Henderson noted that the game will allow players to "pick three individual 'Wonders' that can be mixed and matched." He also noted that "from the first impressions of those that have played the game, it’s clearly still in very early stages of development and has been compared closely to the likes of Overwatch."

In September last year, Eurogamer reported about "Project Q" from the leaked NVIDIA GeForce Now database. Later, it was removed after Ubisoft invoked the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Ubisoft has not yet said anything related to "Project Q." At this point, fans should temper their expectations and take this information as highly speculative.