It appears that Ubisoft’s new project, titled Pathfinder, will be a PvPvE shooter in the battle royale genre with a visual aspect similar to Hyper Scape, but more cartoonish.
(Feature image credit: Hyper Scape, Ubisoft)
According to the latest rumors, Ubisoft has not yet finished trying its luck in the battle royale genre. They are currently working on a new IP called Pathfinder, but we have to be patient as the project is in the very early stages of development at Ubisoft Montreal.
News comes to us from Tom Henderson via Negation, where he reveals that he himself has seen pictures and videos of the game in action. According to him, this new IP will look somewhat like Ubisoft’s latest battle royale, Hyper Scape, but more “cartoon in nature”.
The Pathfinder will be a PvPvE battle royale (player versus player versus environment) which means that players will have to fight against other players, but also AI systems. The game will put players in competition with others alongside AI-created enemies where they have to travel to the center of the map to face a final boss. To get to this boss, players will need to go through two walls through doors. Doors will be closed or not randomly with each new game.
It is also stated that the game will work with heroes, which means that players will be able to choose which character they want to fight. Each hero will then have his own special skills that will be unique to him. In addition, the game is expected to include a Destiny-style social space where players can shop, practice at the shooting range, and interact with each other.
Pathfinder must be developed by Ubisoft Montreal, the same studio responsible for Hyper Scape which should close on April 28. According to the announcement by Ubisoft to announce this shutdown, the team was going to learn a lot from this failed Battle Royale project. Now let’s hope Pathfinder can prove it, when and if it comes out.
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