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Ubisoft Launches Playtests For Project U Co-Op Shooter

Ubisoft is developing a new "co-op shooter" game, codenamed "Project U." Here's how to apply to be a closed beta tester.
Ubisoft Launches Playtests For Project U Co-Op Shooter

After unveiling a handful of games at Ubisoft Forward 2022, including a bunch of Assasin’s Creed games in development, Ubisoft is back again with a supposedly “new concept of session-based co-op shooter” game. Although there hasn’t been a ton of details, the French video game company is accepting applicants to close-test the game.

But before rushing to the application website, close testing for the game (codenamed “Project U”) will only be available in select countries and for those that can meet the PC requirements of the game. Find out how to sign up for Ubisoft’s newest co-op shooter, Project U, below.

How To Sign Up For Project U Closed Testing

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Ubisoft's newest "co-op shooter" game, codenamed "Project U," is currently in development.

There’s nothing much to expect from Project U besides Ubisoft stating it’s “been exploring a new concept of session-based co-op shooter, where many players unite to prevail against an overwhelming threat.”

There’s some cover art on the website that might be a part of the game, but it’s hard to tell for sure until the French game company official reveals more information about Project U.

For now, Ubisoft is accepting closed testers to try out Project U and provide feedback on all its game features. But there’s a heavy criterion people applying must meet before becoming eligible candidates.

Even after reaching these standards, you’ll still need to be chosen by Ubisoft, so if you’re interested, here’s how to apply for Project U's closed tester spot.

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This is Project U's official cover art on Ubisoft's closed testing registration website.

Before starting, you'll want to check your PC specs and see if you’re in an eligible country in Western Europe to be a candidate for closed testing.

Only applicants from France, Germany, the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, and Italy will be considered. Note that the game will be entirely in English too.

Project U Close Testing PC Specs

You’ll also need to meet the minimum required PC specs for closed testing Project U.

  • 30 FPS 

  • Operating System - Windows 10 

  • CPU - Intel Core i5-4460, AMD Ryzen 3 1200

  • GPU - Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB of VRAM) or AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 (8GB of VRAM)

  • RAM - 16GB dual channel

Once you’ve met these requirements, you can sign up. To get started, you’ll need to head to the website and click “Register Now.” If you haven’t logged into your Ubisoft account already, you’ll need to do it to access the list of fill-in boxes with questions above them.

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You'll need to answer these questions to be eligible for closed testing Ubisoft's co-op shooter, Project U.

The questions are relatively straightforward. Ubisoft will require information about yourself, gaming hobbies, PC specs, and your Discord ID (for you to join the official Discord server if chosen).

After registering for closed testing, you’ll be notified if Ubisoft has selected you via email. However, note that there’s no expectancy of when to expect the closed testing invitation, either.

If you don’t get lucky or aren’t eligible to be a candidate, you’ll have to wait a while longer until Ubisoft announces Project U or reveals more information about the co-op shooter game in development.

Until then, keep close attention for more information about Project U in the future.

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All featured images are courtesy of Ubisoft.