100 Thieves to launch video game, release date yet to be confirmed
Professional esports team 100 Thieves has announced plans to release their very own video game, titled Project X. The release date of the game is yet to be announced, as the project is still in the very early stages. Therefore, the game development project has not been described in detail.
In an announcement on their official YouTube channel, Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag and John Robinson said they would soon announce their very own gaming brand. Nadeshot and Robinson said wanted to completely redo how the game development process goes. Their main goal with Project X right now, apart from the natural goal of making a good game, is to engage players, streamers, and pros alike.
“It was always a struggle where I would play some of my favorite games and I would wait for the sequels and these studios just sat in the dark for three years. There’s no process where you feel connected to the development of the video game,” said John Robinson explaining the idea.
100T reveals reason behind Project X
100 Thieves is known to have prominent gamers such as Valkyrie, CourageJD, Nickmercs, ZackTTG, and Ssumday as their members. They professionally compete in games such as Fortnite, Call of Duty, Fall Guys, and VALORANT.
“Most games don’t allow players to be directly involved in the development phase, which can cause gamers to feel a bit detached from the game,” Nadeshot said, adding how it was very important for them to develop games today.
“It doesn’t hurt too much, especially with high-quality play, but being connected can take it to a whole new level,” he added reassuringly.
Therefore, the move to try and make lasting changes to the world of game development is absolutely necessary, but it is also a strategic business move for 100 Thieves.
“Long story short, John and I have worked as hard as we can to build a business that can stand the test of time,” Nadeshot said. “We have a winning team on stage. We have best-in-class clothing, best-in-class performers, in-class content across all games. So, we tried to shoot from all cylinders with the same light.”
It is still unclear what genre 100 Thieves’ Project X would be, but it is likely that the game will draw its inspirations from the Halo series as Nadeshot referenced Halo 2 in his announcement for the project.
“I’ll never forget the feeling I had playing Halo 2. Racing home from school or work to jump into a night of ranked. Grinding for hours to level up, just to see my new icon next to my name and know I was one of the best. I can still vividly remember those games – call of duty, pokemon, starcraft – I’d never had so much fun competing with myself and playing with my friends. I’ve been thinking a lot about those games recently,” Nadeshot began his announcement.
“Today, I have an exciting announcement to share. It’s our biggest announcement since we founded 100 Thieves back in 2017. 100 Thieves has championship esports teams, amazing content, and we’re making our best apparel ever. I’m really proud of where we are and excited to keep pushing ourselves to be better. But looking back on my career, every few years I’ve made a big move – from competitive player to content creator to entrepreneur. I love building & creating new things and I think I’ve found my next challenge.”