Tom Clancy’s va Fortnite. On Monday, Ubisoft announced a new free-to-play first-person shooter in Tom Clancy’s XDefiant that will offer “fast-paced 6-v-6 arena combat with faction-based abilities.” Factions in XDefiant will be inspired by Tom Clancy’s other series in the past, including Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell, and The Division (which will soon receive its free-to-play spin-off). XDefiant will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S / X and PC (via Ubisoft Connect), with game streaming support for Amazon Luna and Google Stage. A fully platform game is also planned.
Ubisoft claims that XDefiant will be a new vision of the competitive FPS genre, as it mixes high-intensity, fluid and visceral gaming with freedom and customization. You can choose your faction (“Tank” Wolves from Ghost Recon, “Support” Echelon from Splinter Cell, and “Heal” Outcasts and “Assault” Cleaners from The Division), along with your traits, abilities, primary and secondary weapons, and attachments. You can change all this on the fly to suit the combat conditions. Gunplay is a “top priority,” said XDefiant executive producer and FPS veteran Mark Rubin, and the game will offer a growing list of weapons over time.
The cards in XDefiant mix indoor and outdoor environments, Ubisoft said, and will revolve around a large selection of cards – and competitive and linear game modes (such as “Domination” and “Escort”, although we know very little about them). ensure that XDefiant never feels the same in two games. Developed by Ubisoft San Francisco (Rocksmith +) with Rubin and Jason Schroeder as creative directors, XDefiant is currently in early development. But Ubisoft has announced the game because it wants players to be involved from the start.
For Ubisoft, it’s a push toward more live service experiences, in an attempt to mimic the success of Epic Games (Fortnite), Activision (Call of Duty: Warzone), and Electronic Arts (Apex Legends). XDefiant follows Tom Clancy’s The Heartland Division, a free-to-play spin-off that comes across all major platforms. And earlier in July, Ubisoft confirmed that it was working on a new Assassin’s Creed game called Infinite Code, which is said to be an evolving title in GTA Online, albeit with even more ambition because it could feature several related settings.
Tom Clancy’s XDefiant doesn’t have a release date for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S / X, Stage and Moon. But you can sign up now for the first game tests starting Aug. 5.