Borderlands Developer Gearbox Announces New Game ‘Project 1v1’

Project 1v1

Developing studio Gearbox Software has made an announcement about an upcoming game. No, it’s not about Borderlands 3. The company has announced a new title that is codenamed Project 1v1, and it will combine first-person shooters with…card games?

According to the official site, Project 1v1 is a “competitive first-person shooter that combines the action of fast-paced 1v1 first-person combat with the metagame strategy of a collectible card game.” If you’re not sure what exactly that’s supposed to mean, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Fortunately, the developers have also announced that a closed technical test will be launching some time this Summer. The test will be aimed at player feedback to see if they will further develop the title.

The closed technical test will feature three different game modes, which include Ranked, Challenge, and Arena. The Ranked mode will match players with like players. Winning Ranked matches will gain players experience and crates that contain new cards. Challenge mode simply allows players to face iff with their friends in an unranked match. The Arena will let players enter a queue to challenge the current Arena champion. If you defeat the champ, you take their place. Still confused? Thankfully, Gearbox released three incredibly vague photos that are more than likely area maps for their upcoming title to help confuse us even more:

As of now, no release date for Project 1v1 or its tech test have been announced. Likewise, which platforms the game will be released on have not yet been revealed. The tech test is only available for PC and those of whom are interested in playing a game they know absolutely nothing about can sign up through their website.

Gearbox’s news isn’t what fans were really hoping for (Borderlands 3), but it looks like the developers aren’t afraid to try something new. Even if there’s no real information being dished out yet, you’ve got to admire their willingness to think outside the box. DFTG will update as soon as any information surfaces for Project 1v1.

What are your thoughts on the combination of a first-person shooter and a trading card game? Why do you think Gearbox is being so secretive about their new title? Will you be signing up for the technical test? Let us know in the comment section below. Be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter to stay up to date on the hottest news in gaming and entertainment via our 24/7 live news feed.

Jon McAnally282 Posts

Hailing from the armpit of California, this most radical of nerds loves video games, comics, and collectibles (not dolls). Prepare to feast your eyes on the magical wonder that is his editorials.

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