What is the new Tom Clancy game?
UPDATE 19/07/21: Ubisoft has revealed a free-to-play FPS called Tom Clancy's XDefiant. Blending 6-v-6 arena combat with faction-based abilities, it combines elements of the Splinter Cell, Ghost Reckon and The Division games, with more properties to follow. Video Games ChronicleUbisoft says it will reveal a ‘brand new’ Tom Clancy game on Monday
Tom Clancy's XDefiant is 6v6 arena combat with faction-based abilities inspired by other Tom Clancy games
Each faction has unique traits, abilities, and ultras (a special move), but they aren't locked to a specific weapon class. You'll be able to pick your primary and secondary weapons, attachments, and a special device that is entirely separate from your faction. You'll also be able to change your loadout after respawning to adjust your playstyle as needed.
Tom Clancy's XDefiant will have you facing off in game modes such as Domination and Escort - so think Overwatch with a bit of an edge. If all of this intrigues you, you can sign up to be a part of the initial playtest starting August 5 at playxdefiant.com. There will be ten maps available during the closed test, with seven standard arena maps and three linear maps, with three different modes fo arena maps (Domination, Ringleader, and Upload), and the linear maps will have two modes (Escort and Zone Control). The August 5 playtest will only be available for PC players in the US and Canada.
XDefiant doesn't have a release date yet, but it's set to drop on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 Stadia, Luna, and Ubisoft Connect. And yes, crossplay "is expected" at launch." Ubisoft says additional tests are planned for "this winter", but otherwise, there's no official release date yet for Tom Clancy's xDefiant.
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Free-to-play first-person shooter Tom Clancy’s XDefiant announced for PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, and PC - Gematsu
20 July, 2021 - 02:10am
First closed test set for August 5 on PC.
Publisher Ubisoft and developer Ubisoft San Francisco have announced Tom Clancy’s XDefiant, a new free-to-play first-person shooter for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. A release date was not announced.
Registration for closed testing is available now on the Tom Clancy’s XDefiant official website. The first closed test, which will be held for PC players in North America, begins August 5.
Here is an overview of the game, via Ubisoft:
Welcome to the party! Tom Clancy’s XDefiant is a free-to-play, fast-paced arena shooter that combines intense gunplay with personalized loadouts and specialized factions, as teams of gunfighters—called Defiants—battle for domination.
Watch the announcement trailer and a developer interview video below.
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19 July, 2021 - 02:20pm
Developed by Ubisoft San Francisco under the leadership of Call of Duty veteran Mark Rubin, XDefiant looks to be taking place in the less tactical, more run-and-gun corner of the Tom Clancy gameverse. Players form teams of six colorful combatants known as “Defiants” and do battle in locations inspired by decades of Tom Clancy video games. These Defiants belong to factions, which are also inspired by Clancy games. Initial factions include Wolves (Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon), Echelon (Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell), and the Outcasts and Cleaners (Tom Clancy’s The Division), with more planned as the service game evolves. I’ve got my fingers crossed for H.A.W.X. and EndWar regiments.
It’s also interesting to see a new, high-profile online shooter featuring six-on-six battles so soon after Blizzard broke the news that Overwatch 2 would be dropping down to two teams of five. Though aimed at both pro and casual players, XDefiant could be a great place for Overwatch teams that just can’t bear to lose their sixth teammate.