Ubisoft announced a new Tom Clancy game. Well… sort of. Tom Clancy’s XDefiant, is an upcoming free-to-play, First Person Shooter, blending fast-paced 6-v-6 arena combat with faction-based abilities. XDefiant will available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and Ubisoft Connect with full crossplay expected at launch.
Tom Clancy’s XDefiant – Worldwide Reveal
During the past 21 years, the Tom Clancy universe has become a major part of Ubisoft’s history and a reference for tactical shooters and immersive universes. So now, they decided to create a game that will let all the fans play with – and against – some of the most recognizable maverick groups from across fan-favorite franchises. If you ever played the PVP mode of Ghost Recon Wildlands and Breakpoint, just sprinkle it with Rainbow Six Siege mechanics and Fortnite aesthetics and you get the idea.
Or maybe Rainbow Six Siege but as the bad guys while still looking kinda like Fortnite.
Anyway…. Check out this developer interview:
Developed by Ubisoft San Francisco and led by seasoned FPS expert Mark Rubin (Executive Producer) and Ubisoft San Francisco veteran Jason Schroeder (Creative Director), XDefiant brings players an all-new experience to Tom Clancy games. Factions, and the characters – Defiants – that make them up, are all inspired by Tom Clancy games and beyond. Whether players are looking to play competitively or casually, Tom Clancy’s XDefiant is aiming to bring a thrilling experience for all.
XDefiant, a Ubisoft Original, is the company’s newest take on a competitive FPS that offers players a high-octane gameplay experience, combining fluid and visceral combat with unprecedented freedom and personalization. XDefiant will immerse players at the forefront of the Tom Clancy universe at iconic locations in the throes of technicolor chaos, with a mix of indoor and outdoor maps, ensuring smooth gameplay and unpredictable engagements.
Personalized Playstyle: Players can personalize their Defiant to match their playstyle. Players can choose a faction, traits, abilities, and ultras, then select from an arsenal of primary and secondary weapons, attachments, and a device to complete their loadout – and even tweak it on the fly (after respawning) to adapt to an ever-changing battlefield.
Competitive Clashes: XDefiant offers a variety of competitive 6-v-6 arena and linear game modes, such as Domination and Escort. Combine that with a large pool of uniquely designed maps in rotation and no two matches will feel the same.
Diverse Factions of Defiants: XDefiant will initially feature factions such as the Wolves (Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon), the Echelon (Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell) and the Outcasts and Cleaners (Tom Clancy’s The Division) battling across iconic locations. Additional Defiants will be added as the game evolves, drawing on a range of characters and abilities from the Tom Clancy universe … and beyond.
Game modes: XDefiant will have a variety of game modes to match players’ unique playstyles and allow them to channel their team-based, competitive nature. Players can choose competitive modes like Team Deathmatch or Domination, as well as linear modes such as Escort.
Players can go to www.playxdefiant.com to register for upcoming news, information, and game tests. The first test begins August 5 for PC gamers in the US and Canada.