Recently, rumors have circulated that Ubisoft is working on a new free-to-play crossover shooter featuring characters from multiple Tom-Clancy games, and today the publisher confirmed it. Tom Clancy’s XDefiant is an FPS in development at Ubisoft San Francisco featuring several customizable characters belonging to one of four factions: the Wolves (Ghost Recon), Echelon (Splinter Cell), and the Outcasts and Cleaners (The Division). Matches are 6v6 affairs and offer standard variations such as Team Deathmatch, Domination and Escort. Ubisoft emphasizes that their goal is to create a competitive, hardcore shooter, with an emphasis on accurate, satisfying firefights. You can check out the first gameplay trailer for Tom Clancy’s XDefiant below.
Well, that looked… very Ubisoft! Whether the company can compete in the competitive shooter realm remains to be seen. Here’s a little more about how you can customize your XDefiant experience…
Defiants can be personalized to suit playstyles; when a round begins, players can choose a faction with unique traits, abilities, and ultra before arming their Defiant with primary and secondary weapons, attachments, and a device to complete their gear. Loadouts can be changed while respawning, allowing players to adapt to what their enemies are doing and try to gain the upper hand.
While skills, traits, and ultras can provide useful advantages over your competition, there’s no substitute for solid shooting skills, and the team at Ubisoft San Francisco, led by executive producer Mark Rubin and creative director Jason Schroeder, ensures that the gameplay of XDefiant focuses on gunfights first and foremost.
XDefiant is still early in development, with Ubisoft promising early access style testing. Those in the US and Canada can Canada Register now for a chance to play early.
Tom Clancy’s XDefiant is coming to PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Stadia and Luna. The first round of testing will begin on August 5.
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