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Ubisoft Bordeaux Reportedly Developing 'Project Q,' a PvP Battle Arena and Battle Royale

Project Q's art style is said to be similar to Velan Studios' Knockout City or Blizzard's Overwatch.
Project Q's art style is said to be similar to Velan Studios' Knockout City or Blizzard's Overwatch. / Image courtesy of Ubisoft Bordeaux

French developer studio Ubisoft Bordeaux is developing an "innovative and modern PvP battle arena game" codenamed "Project Q," according to a report by eXputer on Thursday.

The report was made by prominent gaming insider Tom Henderson, who detailed the latest information on the rumored project citing anonymous sources, recently pushed playtest emails, previous leaks and footage of the game sent to them early.

According to eXputer and Henderson, Project Q will have two game modes.

One is called "Showdown," a battle royale mode consisting of four teams of two players. The second is named "Battle Zone," and is a battle arena mode where two teams of four players each need to control an area of the map and accumulate 100 points in order to win.

As far as gameplay, Henderson mentioned that players will get to "pick their heroes’ own weapons, abilities and skills," as well as three "Wonders" that can be mixed and matched. One choice specifically mentioned was "Icarus Wings," which reportedly allows you to jump and fly in the air.

Additionally, weapons in Project Q will reportedly extend past assault rifles and SMGs to "include the likes of a Deck of Cards, Fireworks, Hammers, Sticks and Paintguns."

Project Q's art style is said to be similar to Velan Studios' Knockout City or Blizzard's Overwatch.

Speaking of Overwatch, Henderson noted that the first impressions of those that have played Project Q have been comparing it closely to the likes of the Blizzard hero shooter, and that they also feel it’s "clearly still in very early stages of development."

"Of course, opinions should always be taken with caution," Henderson wrote, "but people have said the game is fun once you unlock more of the game's Wonders."

Founded in 2017, Ubisoft Bordeaux has been credited as a support studio for numerous AAA Ubisoft titles in recent years, including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Rainbow 6 Extraction and Beyond Good and Evil 2.

On the official Ubisoft Bordeaux website, mentions that its other projects include a "new F2P PvP game" and a mobile game.

Ultimately, it appears to be an exciting time for Ubisoft fans as just earlier this month, eXputer and Henderson reported that the video game giant is also working on a new third-person hero shooter battle royale currently titled "Pathfinder."