Ubisoft reveals XDefiant, a free-to-play multiplayer shooter


By Ray Ampoloquio July 19, 2021

Ubisoft's Tom Clancy games started as shooters based on the famous spy novels, but the French video game company has expanded on the games' themes in recent years.

Case in point, Rainbow Six Extraction.

Now, Ubisoft is taking cues from another shooter to create a new Tom Clancy game.

In June, leakers claimed that Ubisoft was working on a first-person multiplayer shooter that would have brought together factors from Splinter Cell, The Division, and Ghost Recon in a single game.

Fast forward to today and the game which was speculated to go under the name of Project BattleCat, has been confirmed.

Just a day after Ubisoft teased the new Tom Clancy game, we now have information about its name and what it is all about.

The new FPS title will be called XDefiant and is currently in development at Ubisoft San Francisco.

For now, players can only choose from these four factions, which will come with their own distinct set of abilities and skills that players can personalize.

According to Ubisoft, XDefiant will come with a vast pool of unique and distinct maps that players can choose from to make each match feel different.

Interested players also won't have to wait too long to find out how XDefiant will play like.

The main XDefiant website details that a beta test will kick off on August 5.

Judging by the overall positive reception, it's safe to say that Ubisoft's plan to divert attention away from the delay of Rainbow Six Extraction is a success.

As for when XDefiant will release, Ubisoft has no planned release date for the game just yet.

It seems like Ubisoft is taking the safe approach this time around after having learned from the failed launches of The Division and Siege.

The studio wants to use player feedback to make sure that the game is a success right from the start.

Stay tuned to Xfire for more news about XDefiant and Ubisoft.