Ubisoft’s Project U ‘Massive’ Co-Op Shooter to Host Closed Test in Early February

Remember Ubisoft’s Project U? The renowned game developer and publisher first confirmed this project back in September 2022, opening Closed Beta registrations right away and sharing preliminary PC system requirements.

A couple of weeks later, the first leaks appeared, and insider Tom Henderson shared some details on Project U. Players will be able to select one of four classes, including Attacker, Defender, Medic, and Support, which will be equipped with unique abilities. The goal is to work together to progress toward the center of the map by completing a series of objectives, such as capturing areas, defending targets, and, of course, defeating AI-controlled foes. Interestingly, Henderson mentioned the game is powered by the open source Godot Engine instead of Ubisoft’s own Anvil or Snowdrop engines.

Now, Ubisoft has shared a public notice that a new closed test will take place in early February (1-6) for PC (via Ubisoft Connect) in Europe and North America. The page says:

A New Kind of Massive Co-Op Shooter
Codename “Project U” is a new kind of session-based cooperative shooter in which players unite in massive battles against overwhelming legions of machines.

Registration is open now, and there’s also a chance to be selected for a short technical test (lasting 1 to 2 hours) scheduled to take place before the closed test.

Ubisoft shared the updated PC system requirements for this build of Project U:

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 570 8GB

CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 5 3600
GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 or AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

Audio will be in English only, while interface and subtitles will be available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German. Keep in mind that this Project U closed test will still be under ‘strict NDA’, so you won’t be able to post impressions or capture screenshots/videos.

Will this turn out to be another Hyper Scape? It’s hard to say at this point. Other Ubisoft projects like Tom Clancy’s The Division Heartland and XDefiant have been supposedly on the verge of launching for quite some time, yet they’re still not out.

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