Ubisoft delves deeper into Clancyverse with Tom Clancy’s XDefiant, free game it was revealed on Monday. A multiplayer first-person shooter will face teams of six characters (or Defiants) in several game modes. The focus is on shooting, although you’ll also be able to take advantage of traits, abilities, and “ultras” – which look similar to ultimatums in other games – based on the faction you use.
XDefiant is a small cross between the various Ubisoft Clancy franchises. The initial set of factions includes Wolves (inspired by Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon), Echelon (Splinter Cell) and Rejected and Purifiers (The Division). More Defiants will be added to the game later, and it will draw from a variety of characters and abilities “from the Tom Clancy universe … and beyond,” Ubisoft said.
Ubisoft San Francisco is evolving XDefant, which creative leaders say contains “quick fiery encounters with punk rock moshpit.” You can customize the charge of your Defiant (including primary and secondary weapons, connectors, and device). You’ll be able to change your settings when you refresh to make it easier to adjust to what’s going on in the match. It seems that there will be ways for both casual and competitive players to get the most out of the game.
There are clear echoes Supervising i Evaluation here, with plenty of ingrained Clancyverse flavor. Executive producer Mark Rubin has previously worked on Call of Duty Infinity Ward games, and there is obvious DNA from that franchise in XDefiant also.
XDefiant comes to Xbox One, PlayStation, Xbox Series X / S, PS5, PC, Google Stadia, Amazon Luna and Ubisoft Connect with full cross-play expected at the very beginning. The game is still quite early in development, but Ubisoft is already inviting the public to give it a try. The first public computer test begins on August 5, and you can sign up via XDefiant Web page for the opportunity to participate.
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