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Gearbox is working on a first-person shooter mixed with a collectible card game

August 08, 2017 1 min read

Gearbox Software's next revealed project isn't any of the usual suspects. It's not Borderlands and it's not Duke Nukem and it's not Brothers in Arms. Instead, it's a secret something-or-other that's currently codenamed "Project 1v1."

This afternoon, Gearbox started sending out invites to a closed technical test for Project 1v1. The Project 1v1 site gives a broad overview of what this is, calling it a "competitive first-person shooter that combines the action of a fast-paced 1v1 first-person combat with the metagame strategy of a collectible card game."

The upcoming test will feature three modes: Ranked where players are matched with similarly-skilled players, and winning nets experience and new crates with new cards; Challenge which is unranked against a friend; and Arena where the Arena champion takes on challengers until they're defeated and the person who beat them takes their place. As we can probably safely assume from the project's working title, it seems as if the game is solely centered around one-on-one play instead of team action.

Unfortunately, there isn't yet any footage of screenshots to indicate what exactly Project 1v1 looks like or how it plays. The most we have is some artwork that makes up the backdrops on the site (full image included in the gallery below). There's a definite sci-fi bent.

In all actuality, all that we really know about Project 1v1 is its gameplay premise and that it exists. There's still a ton to learn. Anyone who wants to be the first to try it for themselves can sign up for the test here through Gearbox's Shift program.

Project 1v1 [Project 1vs via NeoGAF]

Gearbox is working on a first-person shooter mixed with a collectible card game screenshot