100 Thieves makes a video game

The realm of esports is incredibly competitive. It’s not just about in-game competition, be it in League of LegendsOverwatch 2Counter-Strike: Global Offensiveor Duty† Esports organizations compete for players, they compete for live streamers to represent their brands, and they compete for communities. 100 thieves however, thinks it’s time to expand into something else. 100 Thieves has officially announced plans to develop its own video game, codename Project X


Little or nothing has been said about 100 Thieves’ Project X at this time. The announcement is more intended to confirm that a game is being made than to reveal the game itself. That said, 100 Thieves lists several games that will serve as influences for Project X† The list includes: Call of Duty: Modern WarfareWeapons of Warand both halo 2 and halo 3† While that is not a statement regarding Project X‘s genre, it certainly implies a focus on shooters – whether first person or third person is unclear.

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The other aspect of Project X what 100 Thieves is drawing attention to is a focus on involving the esports organization and its community in the development of the game. 100 Thieves says it wants to interact with professional players, live streamers and the 100 Thieves community, taking their input and putting it into the game as it was created. Exactly how that manifests itself will be revealed over time, but it’s certainly a promise that will be hard to keep.

100 Thieves is an organization of considerable size. It currently features seven different teams for games, including: ValorantFortniteand Apex Legends, with over 40 players spread across them. It also employs more than 20 creators who stream a range of content. Needless to say it has a diverse selection of voices to listen to Project Xregardless of the genre.

In a statement from 100 Thieves founder and CEO Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, the ever pro-gamer says it’s the biggest announcement since the organization’s founding in 2017. Push yourself and make a “big move.” He sees game development as his next challenge as a maker, the next step on the path from competitive player to content creator to entrepreneur to game developer.

The plans of 100 thieves for the future are currently up in the air. Developing games is a long process, especially since 100 Thieves builds its staff. It will be years before a real game is made. Of 100 thieves‘Promise of communication, however, perhaps’ Project X news will come more regularly.

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