Gearbox Software, the developer of Borderlands and Battleborn, has revealed an all-new first-person shooter, which is being referred to as “Project 1V1”. The details surrounding the new title are pretty sparse, with the newly-launched website providing only a single sentence of description:
Project 1v1 is the code name for Gearbox’s top-secret, in-development, competitive first-person shooter that combines the action of fast-paced 1v1 first-person combat with the metagame strategy of a collectible card game.
I can’t even begin to imagine a game that is fast-paced that also uses collectible cards. The original Titanfall comes to mind, but I’m not sure that’s what Gearbox will be aiming for.
The website also shows off some curiously low-resolution images. Or, perhaps they are full-res and just have issues with aliasing? It reminds me of what I’ve seen on PlayStation VR, if I’m honest…
Access to this “top secret” project will be granted this summer through a “Closed Technical Test.” If you’re at all interested in, you can sign up here.
Project 1v1 will be holding a short Closed Technical Test this summer. We are looking for a limited number of players to test the online infrastructure and learn what players like you think about the game in order to inform and influence future development. The test will be held on North American servers, so international players may experience decreased performance.
Those selected for the closed test will experience three different modes: Ranked, Challenge, and Arena.
Ranked – Get matched with an opponent based on player rating. Win ranked matches to earn experience and crates containing new cards.
Challenge – Challenge a friend to an unranked match.
Arena – Queue up to challenge the current Arena champion – and win to take their place.
What do you make of this news? Excited to see what Gearbox is up to? Let us know.