It was not long after Project U, Ubisoft’s upcoming co-op shooter, was discovered that the publisher officially announced playtest registrations. Of course, not long after that, a video meant for playtesters leaked, courtesy of Shaun Weber on Twitter.
Developed by Ubisoft Annecy of Riders Republic fame, Project U has been in development for several years. Creative director Damien Kieken welcomed playtesters and explained, “U stands for Unite. As you will discover very quickly if you want to prevail in this game, uniting with other players is a must.” He noted the team was aiming to “do something a little bit different in the co-op shooter genre, and we’re so happy that we can finally have you play the build with us.”
Only a few thousand players were invited to the closed test, which is PC-only and restricted to Western Europe. The gameplay doesn’t show too much combat, but we do get to see the environments. Oddly enough, some structures seem to resemble Ubisoft’s defunct battle royale title Hyper Scape. Project U is not (yet) confirmed to take place in the same universe.
Those interested in the playtest can register here. Project U is still in early development, and testers will provide feedback that could help shape the overall design. More details could be revealed in the coming months, but it’s a long way off from release.