With the rise in popularity of eSports and streamers, 100 Thieves is a relatively new organization tapping into that market. Normally such companies remain within the realm of eSports and not actual game development, but after today's announcement, things are changing with Project X.
Announced today is Project X, a code name for a brand new video game set to be developed by 100 Thieves. Founder and CEO Matthew Haag and President and COO John Robinson let the world know they are in the very early planning stages of development for this project. They are actively hiring and looking for talent to join their team to develop the next... something. The thing is, we don't know much more beyond the announcement -- as of right now, the genre, platforms, release date, and most other pertinent details weren't disclosed (or necessarily even decided).
According to Haag and Robinson, 100 Thieves is well-suited to develop a game as they can tap into the talent of their streamers, eSports teams, and others working at the company. They also emphasize collaborating with the community, so it seems feedback from all sources is important to them. 100 Thieves is going to lean heavily on player feedback and tap into the equally robust source of feedback that stems from the everyday gamer, and we can expect frequent updates on Project X's development as development moves forward. Beyond the general public, they also note that they have a unique opportunity to take advantage of their organization by having their streamers and eSports pros provide feedback taking advantage of the fact that they play games for long hours almost every day.
Although we can only speculate, Project X could very well be a new competitive FPS. Haag mentions Halo, Call of Duty, and other such titles that attract the competitive crowd. The company's eSports teams focus largely on competitive shooter titles such as Valorant, Apex Legends, and Call of Duty. Haag's roots are embedded in the realm of FPS games as well, primarily through Call of Duty. 100 Thieves has also enlisted the help of Chief Product Officer Pete Hawley, who was previously the executive producer for Burnout Paradise and worked on other games such as Fable and Killzone.
For those interested in following Project X, players can look at the official website along with the announcement video. They also have a new Twitter account for updates in the future. Rest assured, TechRaptor will also be there to update players when more is unveiled.