The esports realm is incredibly competitive. It’s not just about competition in the game, whether in League of Legends, overwatch 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensiveor call to action. Esports organizations compete for players, compete for streamers to represent their brands, and compete for communities. 100 thieves thinks it’s time to expand into something different, though. 100 Thieves officially announced plans to develop their own video game, codenamed X project.
Little or nothing has been said about 100 Thieves’ X project right now. The announcement is intended more to confirm that a game is being made, rather than revealing the game itself. With that being said, 100 Thieves claims several games that will serve as influences for X project. The list includes Call of War modern weaponry, Gears of warand both halo 2 and Halo 3. Although this is not a statement about X projectcertainly implies a focus on shooters – whether first or third person is unclear.
The other aspect of X project What 100 Thieves draws attention to is the focus on involving the esports organization and its community in game development. 100 Thieves says it wants to communicate with pro gamers, livestreamers and the 100 Thieves community, taking their opinions and putting them into the game as they are made. Exactly how this will manifest will be revealed over time, but it is certainly a promise that will be difficult to keep.
100 Thieves is an organization of significant size. It currently has seven different teams for games, including Valorant, Fortniteand Apex Legends, with more than 40 players spread across them. It also employs over 20 creators streaming a variety of content. Needless to say, it has a diverse selection of voices to listen to. X projectregardless of gender.
In a statement released by 100 Thieves founder and CEO Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, the professional gamer says this is the biggest announcement since the organization’s founding in 2017. Developing a game, according to Nadeshot, is the way 100 Thieves to continue to push themselves and make a “big move”. He sees game development as his next challenge as a creator, the next step on the path from competitive gamer to content creator, entrepreneur to game developer.
Plans for 100 Thieves going forward are currently up in the air. Game development is a long process, especially as 100 Thieves builds its team. It will be years yet before a real game is made. With 100 thieves‘ promise of communication, however, perhaps X project news will come more regularly.
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