XDefiant Brings Together Different Tom Clancy Game Franchises

An interesting development.
An interesting development. Ubisoft

It looks like Ubisoft is joining the competitive shooter genre with Tom Clancy’s XDefiant. That title alone should be a clue to what players can expect with the game. In particular, it’s going to bring together characters from different Tom Clancy video games.

This free-to-play multiplayer game is coming to various consoles like PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. A PC version will be released as well. It’s available as well on Stadia, Luna, and Ubisoft connect. The thing is, it won’t be a problem what platform a player decides to go for since full cross-play is available at launch.

The game has players choose from different customizable characters known as Defiants. So far, the four factions revealed are:

  • Wolves (Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon)
  • Echelon (Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell)
  • Outcasts (Tom Clancy’s The Division)
  • Cleaners (Tom Clancy’s The Division)

More Defiants will arrive over time along with new characters and abilities, all from the same universe.

An interesting thing that XDefiant offers is character customization of Defiants at launch. In addition to being able to select factions, players can also choose traits, abilities, and even ultra. There is also various arsenal to choose from like primary weapons, secondary weapons, and attachments. A device is also added that completes the loadout.

In a post, Youssef Maguid at Ubisoft shared that while things like abilities, traits, and ultras bring certain advantages, there’s no replacing solid shooting skills. He added that the team working on XDefiant wanted to make sure that when it comes to the gameplay, the highlight should be the gunplay.

Talking about the gameplay, players can expect the 6v6 arena along with linear game modes, such as Escort and Domination. Maguid shared that the game has a large selection of maps and each one is uniquely designed. So, there is a possibility that no two matches feel the same.

If you’re interested in playing the game, registrations are now being accepted here. For PC players located in the US and Canada, they have the chance to try out the game with the closed test on August 5.

What do you think? Can this game hold a candle to other Tom Clancy games?

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