Ubisoft delves deeper into the Clancyverse with Tom Clancy’s XDefiant, a free game he revealed on Monday. The multiplayer first-person shooter will pit teams of six characters (or Defiants) against each other in multiple game modes. The focus is on the shooter, though you can also tap into traits, abilities, and “characters”. ultras ”- which seem similar to ultimates from other games – depending on which faction you are using.
XDefiant is a bit of a cross between the various Clancy franchises from Ubisoft. The initial set of factions includes Wolves (inspired by Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon), Echelon (Splinter Cell), and Outcasts and Cleaners (The Division). More Defiants will be added to the game later and will build on a variety of characters and abilities “from the Tom Clancy universe … and beyond,” Ubisoft said.
Ubisoft San Francisco is growing XDefant, which the creative makers say features “quick firefights and punk rock moshpits.” You can customize your Defiant’s gear (including primary and secondary weapons, attachments, and device). You’ll be able to change your setup when you respawn to help you adjust to what’s going on in a match. It looks like there will be ways for casual and competitive gamers to get the most out of the game as well.
There are clear echoes of Monitoring and Valuing here with lots of Clancyverse flavor. Executive producer Mark Rubin previously worked on Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty games, and there is obvious DNA of this franchise in XDefiant as well as.
XDefiant arrives on Xbox One, PlayStation, Xbox Series X / S, PS5, PC, Google Stadia, Amazon Luna, and Ubisoft Connect with full cross-play expected from the get-go. The game is still quite early in development, but Ubisoft is already inviting the public to try it out. The first public PC test starts on August 5 and you can register through the XDefiant website for the chance to participate.
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