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Ubisoft says its upcoming 'Team Battle Arena' game won't have NFTs

Ubisoft says its upcoming 'Team Battle Arena' game won't have NFTs

Ubisoft announced its upcoming "team battle arena game" with two major disclaimers: It's not a battle royale only game and there are no NFTs. The game company shared the news on Twitter after leakers posted footage of the game, codenamed Project Q, online.

"This is not a battle royale," Ubisoft said in a series of tweets. "The game will have a variety of PvP modes with a single goal in mind: FUN! We have no plans to add NFT to this game, you can find out more by registering and participating in upcoming trials!"

As noted in Ubisoft's tweet, you can sign up for upcoming trials for Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC on Ubisoft's website. There's no word on when the trials will be available, or whether the game will be free-to-play in its final form. Ubisoft reassured players, however, that the "Q" in Project Q wouldn't stand for "Quartz," the name of the company's divisive in-game NFT initiative as it slid into Ghost Recon.

Project Q footage from video game leaker Tom Henderson reveals a Fortnite meets Overwatch type of aesthetic. There seem to be two modes offered so far: Showdown (Battle Royale) and Battle Zone (Area Control). The game is still in early development, so it's all subject to change. The Verge reached out to Ubisoft with a request for comment, but did not immediately hear back.

Ubisoft launched a short-lived free-to-play battle royale called Hyper Scape in 2020. The futuristic shooter put a twist on the traditional battle royale, but its popularity quickly waned, leading to its eventual finale on April 28, 2022.

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