First off, no, this isn’t Pearl Abyss’ Project V where the “V” is a Roman numeral; this is Project-V, an upcoming “MOCO” (that’s “multiplayer online co-op”) game that seeks to combine “the teamplay and skill of a MOBA with the adventure of an MMO dungeon raid.”
Project-V comes by way of Vela Games, which includes a number of former League of Legends developers. Gameplay specifics are not exactly available yet, but the game’s website notes that the upcoming title will live somewhere between PvP and PvE. A PCGamesN interview with Vela Games’ CEO Travis George provided a bit more context, with George stating that “gameplay is about playing the game and improving, but set it in a world that has interesting characters, and the world evolves, and things are happening” while also ensuring that the game remains accessible but not dumbed down and provides a sense of personal progression.
“I think the vision for the game is: what can a group of friends just play over and over, feel like we’re getting better at, for a long time, that we care about, and that makes us a little less angry? Or, has the right player dynamics that bring people in from other gaming communities, who might have been worried about a competitive space before, without trying to dumb it down? We all play those games because they’re great. Just, can we make it so that games are a little bit more fun? We all need a little bit more fun and a little bit less anxiety and stress in the things that are supposed to bring us joy.”
As of right now, there are no firm dates for Project-V’s closed alpha, but those who would like to add their name to the potential tester pool can sign up. The game also has a Discord server along with a presence on the usual social media platform suspects.