After a leak earlier this week – which, frankly, flew under the radar: a team shooter being in development at Ubisoft is hardly mind-blowing news – the French publisher has revealed Project Q, “a team battle arena letting players truly own the experience”. We understand all of those words, but we have no idea what they mean when presented in a sentence like that.
Anyway, rather than tell us what the game is, the company has instead adopted the bold strategy of what it isn’t. It’s not a Battle Royale game, for starters: “The game will feature a variety of PvP modes with one single goal in mind: FUN!” That’s the firm’s capitalisation, not ours. Some speculated that the Q may stand for Quartz, which is the name of Ubisoft’s roundly criticised NFT marketplace. Nuh-uh, there are “no plans to add NFTs to this game”.
If you’re interested in learning more – and, let’s be real here, we know nothing – you can sign up for more information through here. The game’s coming to the PlayStation 5 and PS4. We bet you’re all excited, aren’t you?
Ooh Ubi took the emoji right out of my comment!
Although I am liking the art style - could be pretty in motion.
Battle arena sounds the same as battle royale to me 🤷♂️
That's a very nice artstyle, I might give this a look
I don't believe those lies.
Might be cool. I can at least say Ubisoft does better with games on their first try more than their later entries.
PVP and FUN are already incompatible, so not sure what they're on about.
noooo... not another multiplayer.... thats plague, worse than covid...
We are not doing this. We are not celebrating “No NFTs” as a selling point. It’s literally the bare minimum of what a game should not have and it’s been like that up until like, 8 months ago. Ubisoft are celebrating them not drinking from the well they poisoned.
@Deoxyr1bose 100%. Celebrating "No NFTs" is certainly a pretext to having "All the NFTs, everywhere, allthetime". Just look at how the story went with microtransactions... 😔
So I can't use my Ghost Recon skins in it? Pffft.
It's depressing that back in the PS3 era when I heard a Ubisoft title was coming out I'd get excited for what they were cooking up and now I just can't care less.
Aren’t there enough of these games?
I hope it's a hero shooter.
Not a battle royal and no NFTs…. it’s like you think we don’t trust you anymore Ubisoft 😁
Project Q...Q for questionable.
@Milktastrophe make some friends.
I have to play with friends and other people? DISGUSTING!!
@Deoxyr1bose To be fair, they will have to say this every time because of their recent talks of NFTs. They dig their own holes.
Unless this online arena plays like Doom or Quake I can't give a s--t.
Best get cracking before they close the servers down 7 days later with no warning
@RevGaming Ehh, it’s more that the singleplayer focused games TEND to offer new experiences, while multiplayer tends to be same old same old.
Bro i’m so sick of the cartoony pixar graphics trend , it’s worse than the gray/brown era imo . not everyone is a bunch of 12yr olds man , can we get quality multiplayers that utilizes our freaking current gen’s power and stop cutting corners please ? i want a graphical next gen game showing what my PS5 can fully output .
@thefourfoldroot it’s not enough variety and quality in MP games , but it’s definitely past enough of this cartoony crap . it’s like every game now .
@Resi32 😂😂😂i hope this happens
No NFTs but plenty of microtransations
How is this a win? Honestly, this is just a greedy publisher backpedaling.
Even if they wanted to make it realistic looking, this is cross gen, that creates balancing issues potentially. Clean (cartoon) lines and non demanding graphics to keep frame rates stable on older systems is probably their thinking
@PegasusActual93 This right here. If they hit us with something like Quake Arena or Unreal Tournament, I'm in. It'll probably be an Overwatch clone, which is... ok but knowing Ubisoft, they'll release it the same day as Overwatch 2's release
Another hard pass.
We will see if Ubisoft keep the promise.
@ATaco you said it perfectly. They used to be my favorite developers and I’d almost always buy what they put out. Now, I barely even look at a game if their name is on it.
@OmegaStriver Really? You mean the FPS, third person action games we mostly got last gen? So innovating. You're welcome to name the innovating things single player did last gen. The guys that liked your comment can too. I can only recall the nemesis system from shadow of mordor being the only thing new.
I love those, they're higher quality, but they're not innovating.
Compared to... Among us, Rocket League, Fortnite, PUBG, Overwatch, Fall Guys that did actually shaked things up?
I would have accepted your reply if it was about quality. Not innovation.
@nomither6 Last of us 2 factions my friend.
Another fun game like Knockout City that sadly will not have place in the current market and die after a few weeks!
It's almost as if they are aware people don't like NFTs. 🤣
Oh Ubisoft you bunch of jokers you!
@RevGaming and unfortunately most new multiplayer-focused games that come out nowadays are some variation of the games you listed there.
@ATaco then name the similar ones.
Name the ones from single player that were more innovating than those while you're at it.
I'm not seeing lists from anybody. Just saying things for saying things because gotta make it look like Single Player games are the only games that you need to play.
I already said, MP games have a lower standard atm, but they're less of the same unlike sp games.
Lets isolate Ubisoft for our first example. Then we can go with another publisher. Maybe I should make a forum post for this one.
Are Assassin 4-8, Far cry 4-6, Watch Dogs 1-3 more innovating than Siege, Riders Republic or For Honor?
They're multiplayer offerings are GARBAGE, but resident evil resistance, umbrella corps were more innovating than dmc, mh and resident evil campaigns.
Lets give Sony the chance too. All we got was uncharted 4 and gt sport last gen I believe, but those are tied to the sp. Only multiplayer games haven't been really done by Sony. If Sony has the best devs in the world, then let them do mp games. If not, then they're not the best devs. They're the best at sp.
So on the surface it looks as if ubisoft has listened to feedback and decided to make a game thats not a battle royale (with cheese) and no nft's..and its still not good enough for some..🙄. Its probably going to be the usual live service but i'm good with that so long as the inevitable micro transactions are not in your face..
Lots of speculation Ubisoft is about to be sold or will put themselves up for sale very soon
@RevGaming Rider's Republic is basically just Steep but with a different backdrop(made by the same team too, so of course they just made the same thing again). Siege is a team based shooter using the "hero" mechanic of Overwatch(in fact some say to its detriment, since people say that the characters are too wacky and unrealistic). For Honor is just a more mainstream Chivalry or Mount & Blade. None of the games you mentioned revolutionized gaming, they just take bits and pieces of what works and inject them into all together.
Assassin's Creed completely changed their combat mechanics from Syndicate to Origins(in a way I personally didn't like but most do, so kudos.) I'll give you Far Cry, the only one I thought did anything interesting were 2 and 3. Watchdogs 1 introduced a whole new IP and 2 improved upon it considerably. 3 is considered a step back but the tech behind being able to recruit anyone you see off the street was seriously impressive and ambitious. I'd like to see that return in a better game.
Resident Evil Resistance is literally just games like Friday the 13th or Predator or Evolve. Games where it's one person vs a group. Umbrella Corps is an arena shooter that tried to target the eSports crowd with brain dead AI zombies being the attempt to spice the gameplay up, terrible terrible game.
To answer the initial question though, the biggest trending multiplayer gaming right now is the Battle Royale genre which was popularized by PUBG and then further popularized by Fortnite there's been at least 37(counted by wikipedia) battle Royale Games in the relatively short time since Fortnite (and yes, Fall Guys is technically another Battle Royale). Battlefield 2042 killed itself trying to chase the hero Shooter trend. Babylon's Fall died trying to be a "looter" game like Destiny or Outriders. It's true that publishers will always try to copy what is popular, single player games get copycats, but multiplayer games hit a wider audience, retain players longer...so there is less incentive to innovate and instead focus on feeding the players more of the same. New gun here, new skin there. In the past we'd already be on Fortnite 2 or 3 by now and there would be actual improvements and at least attempts at innovation between games, not just "look we added tanks this year!"
This is the main argument that is made when it comes to multiplayer only games. You're STILL playing the same Among Us, you're STILL playing the same siege, you're STILL playing the same Fortnite. Heck even Nintendo is STILL feeding us the same Mario Kart instead of innovating and creating a new racing experience(for an 8 year old game!!).
@RevGaming Ugh, I feel like I’m on Gamefaqs, but I’ll bite.
Horizon Zero Dawn offered a high quality experience with robot enemies that has never been done before.
God of War offered a combat mixed with a cinematic experience that was unique and in its varied combat and cinematic bosses with no other game that is similar.
Red Dead 2 offered an extremely detailed world, story and characters to experience.
The Witcher 3 offered a fantastic fantasy open world rpg.
Hell, I’m gonna speed this up otherwise I’ll have to write a book.
Death Stranding was a unique and enjoyable experience.
The Last of Us 2 is what it is.
Ratchet and Clank was playable Pixar experience.
Spider-Man was the best Spider-Man experience ever.
Ghost of Tsushima was one of the very few samurai games ever made and was fantastic;
Hell, even Days Gone offered an open world freaker (zombie) experience that had never been done before.
The single player offers offered so much more than many of the different takes of deathmatch and battle royal that multiplayers offered.
Granted there was some unique multiplayer offerings, but honestly, you know that MOST (not all) developed a small dedicated following because they became boring quickly.
I love Rocket League though.
Although, if someone said to me, Omega, you can ONLY play, either future singleplayer or multiplayer titles. I would easily go with singleplayer titles.
More Ubisoft MP trash. God this company gets worse everyday. I hope these investments into all these MP games financially cripples them.
What a classy name coming from a French company. It reads "project arse" in French, and the acronym "PQ" means toilet paper in France.
Steep is snowboarding alone.
I have played Siege for 200 hours and it's not a cod but with overwatch heroes. Nothing alike. The wall mechanics, slower pace and tactical combat that very rarely shooters have make it very unique. Overwatch and cod are jumpy and faster pace and they're... they're nothing alike.
For Honor came before chivalry 2 and it's NOTHING like chivalry. I played them both. For one, one tries to be realistic and has 64 players on the board, you progress through a map and for honor is more ability centric, the map is like an arena with objective spots.
The new assassin creeds are like the typical sword action games. They're nothing fresh, rare or new. They went from kind of like batman combat to Witcher 3. That's it. Just because it's new for the series, doesn't mean it's new in gaming. Idk how is that more fresh than the games you mentioned.
Resident Evil resistance is nothing like Friday the 13. The genre is the only thing you seem to get confused by my friend. You think if the game has the same genre it must be the same game. Friday the 13 is an open map with only one guy chasing you and resistance the mastermind makes summons and the humans have guns and the map is more narrow and straightforward.
So Fall Guys is like PUBG and Fortnite? Not even Fortnite is like PUBG. That building mechanics was the only thing that was innovating for me last gen. The only thing. Like I said. You think just because of the genre the games are the same. Sony games are all story based third person action games. Are they're all the same? And just because Sony games are different from each other, doesn't mean they're unique/new in gaming.
Yes, there are games that copy famous multiplayer games, but mp games are still more innovating vs single player (which they copy each other more than you think). The only game that was different for single player was death stranding and it was a mixed bag. That's the only single player that did what hasn't been done. Everything else, are just improved games similar to last decade games.
Horizon's robots are new, but everything else about the game is not. It's not like the robots are far away from Monster Hunter monsters because they have breakable parts too. You can use the robots parts against them but... well you know.
God of War it's a first person old god of war. Yeah it's different, but everything else is nothing new in gaming.
Red dead 2 is nothing new. It's more of the same rockstar formula we've seen.
An open world action game like witcher 3 is nothing new.
I'll give you DS.
last of us 1 or 2, are survival horror games with elements of stealth mechanics.
Ratchet is another typical platformer.
Spider-man is another spider-man game.
Ghost is a Japan AC!
Dude where's the this argument of "not more of the same" we've seen from gaming?
I never said SP games are worse or equal in terms of quality, but that list you pulled that you think it's innovating for gaming is a joke.
Play more games. Play more games than just sony games too. Sony makes the best games imo, but they're nothing new. They're just the bar of quality for those genres/types of games.
Neither of you named the two lists btw. One listed mp games and the other only the sp games, but I took it as both of you making the two lists so that's how I did respond.
@RevGaming reading through your reply you're someone who is already fully convinced about their stance going into this so there's no real point continuing this conversation.
Please no more Fortnite clones for 10 year olds
Looks yikes to me. Also ‘team battle’ sounds worse than the battle royal actually interesting formula even if it gets looked down on.
Ya know what the MP market needs?
A new Unreal Tournament or Quake III Arena.
Good simple shooters that aren’t designed around the “meta.” Where the focus is on movement rather than firepower. Where everyone starts out equal at the beginning of a match and learning the map is actually rewarded.
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