Project Q is one of the games Ubisoft cancelled

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It has been confirmed that one of the titles that was cancelled by Ubisoft last week is its short lived team battle arena game, Project Q. Allegedly, Project Q was going to be Ubisoft’s shot at taking on Overwatch and getting more of a foot in the multiplayer shooter world. Where Rainbow Six Siege has performed well, Ubisoft’s attempt at entering the battle royale genre through Hyper Scape was a failure with the game being turned off earlier this year.

In a statement to Eurogamer, Ubisoft said, “We can confirm we will no longer support the development of Project Q in order to focus on priority projects, to which our teams are being reallocated.” 

Project Q looked like it would be multi platform and multi generational. The website to register interest to take part in testing for the game is still up despite the cancellation. The platforms that were listed for the test included PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. That will definitely not be happening now, so no point in registering for that.

The cancellations came as a result of Ubisoft performing poorly recently. “We are clearly disappointed by our recent performance,” said Yves Guillemot, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “We are facing contrasted market dynamics as the industry continues to shift towards mega-brands and everlasting live games, in the context of worsening economic conditions affecting consumer spending. Despite excellent ratings and players’ reception as well as an ambitious marketing plan, we were surprised by Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope underperformance in the final weeks of 2022 and early January. Just Dance 2023 underperformed as well. ”

Ubisoft will be hoping 2023 will see it find better fortunes, with the release of Assassin’s Creed Mirage and the eventual release of Skull and Bones, along with Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. It will also hope its mobile titles like The Division Resurgence will boost its income too.

Source: Eurogamer

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