Developer Gearbox Software — the team behind Borderlands, Brother in Arms, Duke Nukem, and more — has announced a brand-new game called Project 1v1, a competitive first-person shooter that is said to combine the action of fast-paced 1v1 first-person combat with the metagame strategy of a collectible card game.
Details on the project are currently pretty scarce, but we do have word that a short Closed Technical Test will be held this summer. According to Gearbox, it is looking for a limited number of players to test the game’s online infrastructure and learn what players think about the game in order to inform and influence its future development.
The Closed Technical Test will feature three different game modes: Ranked, Challenge, and Arena.
The premise of Ranked is quite simple: you get matched up in a match with someone based on your rank. Meanwhile Challenge, consists of challenging a friend in an unranked match.
As for Arena, it consists of queuing up to challenge the current champion of Arena, and if you beat them, you take their place. In these modes you can apparently win some type of loot crate (alongside the usual experience points) that contain new cards.
Platforms and a release date have not been divulged. Further, the only idea of the game we have — beyond its description — is a few pieces of concept art, which seem to reveal a sci-fi setting. You can check said pieces of art out below: