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Gearbox Software's New FPS Game is Codenamed Project 1v1

An anonymous tipster sent us a link to what appears to be a new game from the folks at Gearbox Software. 1v1 me, bro!

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Shacknews received a tip today regarding a new game from Gearbox Software. The tipster provided a link to the Project 1v1 website. We had not heard of this game, and Gearbox has made no mention of it anywhere. The site describes the game as follows:

"Project 1v1 is the code name for Gearbox's top-secret, in-development, competitive first-person shooter that combines the action of fast-paced 1v1 first-person combat with the metagame strategy of a collectible card game.

Project 1v1 will be holding a short Closed Technical Test this summer. We are looking for a limited number of players to test the online infrastructure and learn what players like you think about the game in order to inform and influence future development. The test will be held on North American servers, so international players may experience decreased performance."

While they refer to it as "top-secret," they are certainly doing a poor job of keeping it that way. The site is easily viewable and even contains a link to a short Project 1v1 Closed Technical Test to be conducted some time this summer.  The Closed Technical Test will have three modes: 

  • RANKED: Match with an opponent based on player rating. Win ranked matches to earn experience and crates containing new cards.
  • CHALLENGE: Challenge your friend to an unranked match.
  • ARENA: Queue up to challenge the current Arena champion – and win to take their place.

We will be reaching out to Gearbox Software for comment and will also be requesting a 1v1 battle with the founders of Shacknews.com, Steve Gibson and Maarten Goldstein.

Asif Khan is the CEO and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Tendobox.com. Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

From The Chatty

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    August 7, 2017 2:45 PM

    Asif Khan posted a new article, Gearbox Software's New FPS Game is Codenamed Project 1v1

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      August 7, 2017 2:46 PM

      Thats a creative code name.

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      August 7, 2017 3:00 PM

      I'm sure it'll last as long as that medieval 1v1 and 3v3 game...

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      August 7, 2017 6:09 PM

      I wanted another borderlandsish game :( This does not sound like a name for that.

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        August 8, 2017 2:27 AM

        Borderlands was called Willow while in dev, so you never know.

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          August 8, 2017 5:29 AM

          That's totally one of my favorite NES games. Now I want a romhack of Willow named Borderlands.

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            August 8, 2017 7:07 AM

            Willow was an AMAZING NES game

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              August 8, 2017 7:27 AM

              It was disappointing initially when you were expecting the rare, awesome arcade game.

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              August 8, 2017 8:20 AM

              I think the only game on the system of that style that beats it is Crystalis. It's just such a great fucking title. I used to just mow through it repeatedly in single sittings back in the day.

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        August 8, 2017 4:24 AM

        Blizzard made Hearthstone for its Warcraft property, Bethesda made Elder Scrolls Legends for its Elder Scrolls property, I wouldn’t be surprised if this is Gearbox’s card game for their Borderlands property. Or maybe Battleborn.

        And watch Blizzard release an Overwatch expansion three weeks before 1v1 launches...

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      August 8, 2017 5:20 AM

      Will the sequel be called Project 1v2? Imagine one player going against TWO opponents.

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        August 8, 2017 5:30 AM

        It's co op! It's competitive multiplayer! It's 1v2!

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      August 8, 2017 5:24 AM

      I'm working on a mod codenamed Project 1v1mebro

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      August 8, 2017 6:33 AM

      Duke Nukem versus Halloween Harry

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        August 8, 2017 8:19 AM

        I think I would kill for an srpg along the lines of Super Robot Wars of Namco X Capcom but featuring just 90s era shareware franchises. Jesus fucking Christ would that be great.

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      August 8, 2017 6:46 AM

      Sneaky press fucks!

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      August 8, 2017 7:05 AM

      ""Project 1v1 is the code name for Gearbox's top-secret, in-development, competitive first-person shooter that combines the action of fast-paced 1v1 first-person combat with the metagame strategy of a collectible card game."

      So basically 1v1 Overwatch?

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      August 8, 2017 8:26 AM

      But is it hobby-grade?