Ubisoft reveals Project Q, insists it’s not a battle royale, and will not have NFTs

Project Q

OK so maybe eventually it’ll become a battle royale and add NFTs

Ubisoft has revealed a new game codenamed Project Q, and it’s already putting on a fireproof vest out of the gate — and with Ubisoft, it’s no secret that people are going to immediately side-eye a new multiplayer game announcement.

You know this is an extremely 2022 game reveal when the parent company has to deflect some industry practices, and that’s just what the company did immediately following said reveal. After showing the initial concept art, Ubisoft noted “by the way, this is not a Battle Royale. Project Q will feature a variety of PvP modes with one single goal in mind: FUN!” Then followed that up with “We don’t have plans to add NFTs to this game, you can find out more by registering and taking part in the upcoming tests!”

Oh, ok then! I guess it’s good that they got that out of the way! But that leaves people in this strange zone where we know more about what the game isn’t than what it is. The “goal of fun” reminds me of the infamous Battleborn tweet already. Time will tell what “letting players truly own the experience” even means: but that phrasing was definitely an early tip-off for people to ask about NFTs.

Project Q is in “early development” at Ubisoft, and is currently planned for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Series X/S. You can sign up here. If it follows the current history of crowd-tested online Ubisoft games, it’ll be subject to multiple alpha/beta periods, and maybe come out sometime in the next three years at minimum.

Chris Carter
EIC, Reviews Director - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step in January of 2009 blogging on the site. Now, he's staff!