Project Q has been cancelled according to rumours, making it the fourth Ubisoft game to be dropped in the last two weeks.
According to Insider Gaming , another previously announced game from Ubisoft codenamed "Project Q" has been cancelled. As Insider Gaming reports, the title was supposed to go through a series of playtests in the first half of this year, but a developer update showed that the project is no longer in production.
Ubisoft has recently been rocked by a string of bad news, from a labour strike to the cancellation of several unannounced titles, and now the cancellation of an already-announced project. Ubisoft stated last week that they had to cancel three unannounced titles owing to cost reduction, with the goal of cutting around $215 million in costs over the next two years; however, Project Q was already revealed on Ubisoft's official Twitter account, making this the fourth Ubisoft game to be cancelled in a short period of time.
According to Ubisoft's official explanation, Project Q was meant to be a game whose primary purpose would be entertainment in a combat arena format, without battle royale elements.
This is the official statement from Ubisoft to the testers of this cancelled project on their Discord channel:
“Sadly, we have to cancel our upcoming closed tests as Project Q will no longer continue development. This also means that we will need to shut down this Discord server. We don’t have further information to communicate right now, but we want to thank you all for your passion and your love for Project Q.”
Ubisoft's official answer to game cancellations and postponements is that they need more resources and time to "polish" the titles they are currently working on. Naturally, no living fan would object to this method because a well-polished game is usually preferred over an unfinished product, and considering Ubisoft's history, more time is always better.
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