It seems all you need these days is a team of gamers willing to cooperate and people will pay for your service. Proof of this was provided by Texas startup game developer Counter-Strike: Global Offensive developer and publisher Riot Games when it announced that it was turning its long-awaited shooter, “Project A Shooter” into a business. The game will be coming out this February for PC.
With this announcement, Ubisoft sent shockwaves through the gaming industry and the cutthroat competitive gaming scene. Ubisoft’s Take-Two Interactive published, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, will come out on the same day on February 14. The company hopes to ride the same storm generated by previous blockbuster games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and God of War, which all got huge cash infusions when they came out, despite their poor performance.
Apparently, Ubisoft and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive developer and publisher Riot Games have been partners for years. Last year, Ubisoft acquired a portion of Riot’s assets, including its entire game portfolio.
Naturally, after the announcement of Project A Shooter and Ubisoft’s habit of releasing massively popular first-person shooters like Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed and Rainbow Six, every piece of speculative information has surfaced.
With a prototype of the game already leaked months ago, production will be based in San Francisco. The game will be built upon Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s core mechanics and will be built with a commercial eye on how to create a game that can appeal to a broad audience.
Project A Shooter’s physics system is based on simulators and its networking technology is a hybrid of Unreal Tournament and Blizzard’s Overwatch.
For reference, Project A Shooter is also being developed by the very group that ported the PC version of League of Legends to consoles.