Now Ubisoft says they’ve canceled it.
“We can confirm that we will no longer support the development of Project Q in order to focus on priority projects where our teams are being reallocated,” a Ubisoft spokesperson said. VGCafter a leak about the cancellation earlier in the week.
Project Q was first revealed through a GeForce Now leak in November 2021, before the alleged (since deleted) footage leaked the following year. These leaks eventually led to Ubisoft confirming the game’s existence.
Ubisoft has recently repeatedly canceled, with three unannounced projects canceled last week. The cancellation comes as Ubisoft says it is facing “worsening macroeconomic conditions” and is conducting “targeted restructuring” – for example, layoffs. This news leads to French union calls for Ubisoft Paris employees to go on strikeand angry about the way it was communicated led to Ubisoft CEO having to apologize in a ‘I’m sorry you feel that way’ way. staff group A better Ubisoft keep moving to have a better response to many accusations of toxic work culture in the publisher.
Project Q seems to be in line with Ubisoft’s stated ambitions to move into more direct service games, but the studio doesn’t have a good track record in this area. Their Battle Royale, Super imagesfailed to find an audience and closed, and Ghost Recon battle royale was boxed prior to the commencement of the closed test.
It’s not uncommon for game projects to be canceled during development, but Ubisoft seems to be announcing, canceling, or indefinitely delaying more games than most.