Tom Clancy's XDefiant Is Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, and The Division In One FPS Game
20 Jul 2021
Ubisoft revealed yesterday a Tom Clancy first person shooter. For those who have played Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, or The Division, then this will be like a new home for them as they can get to play characters from these game titles. Called the Tom Clancy’s XDefiant, Ubisoft San Francisco is taking lead in its development with Mark Rubin as executive producer and Jason Schroeder as creative director.
XDefiant is a free-to-play 6 vs 6 FPS game and before it was announced, rumors say it is called BattleCat, though Ubisoft is known to change the game titles in the middle of development.
In the game arena, the player gets to pick a character from the Tom Clancy FPS universe and be part the faction such as: Wolves (Ghost Recon), Echelon (Splinter Cell), Outcasts, and Cleaners (The Division) and each faction have their own unique abilities. There will be more that will be added as the game evolves according to Ubisoft.
XDefiant will include multiple game mode such as Domination and Escort missions, plus a multiple maps for them to choose and play in. Players can customize their weapons and loadout that can be adjusted while in action or during respawn.
Interested players can apply to be part of the Closed Test that will start of August 5 by registering at the website. This will be limited to PC players based in the U.S. and Canada. Ten maps will be made available during the test, such as seven standard arena maps and three linear maps. The Domination, Ringleader, and Upload game modes can be played in the arena maps, and Escort and Control for the linear maps.
Tom Clancy's XDefiant will be playable on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 Stadia, Luna, and Ubisoft Connect. No release date announced yet. Press release from Ubisoft below:
JOIN THE PARTY AND TEAM UP IN A CLASH OF UNIVERSES, IN TOM CLANCY’S XDEFIANT
Sign Up Today to Get the Latest Updates, and a Chance to Participate in Game Tests for This All-New Free-to-Play FPS
SAN FRANCISCO — July 19, 2021 — Today, Ubisoft announced Tom Clancy’s XDefiant, an upcoming free-to-play FPS blending fast-paced 6-v-6 arena combat with faction-based abilities. XDefiant will be available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, PlayStation®5 and PlayStation®4, as well as on Stadia, Luna and Ubisoft Connect, with full crossplay expected at launch. Players can register now at www.playxdefiant.com to get the latest news, updates and a chance to play in early tests. The initial test begins August 5, and players are encouraged to sign up quickly for a chance to play first.* Additional tests are planned for this winter.
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. Ubisoft is proud to announce the expansion of the Tom Clancy universe with a game that will let all the fans play with - and against - some of the most recognizable maverick groups from across fan-favorite franchises.
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 offers an all-new experience to Tom Clancy games. Factions and characters, “Defiants,” are inspired by Tom Clancy games and beyond. Whether players are looking to play competitively or casually, XDefiant has something for everyone.
XDefiant, a Ubisoft Original, is a new take on the competitive FPS genre 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 maps mixing indoor and outdoor environments, ensuring smooth gameplay and unpredictable engagements.
Additional features include:
Personalized Playstyle: Players can personalize their Defiant to match their playstyle. Players can choose a faction with unique traits, abilities and ultra, 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: The game 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), 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.
Players can go to www.playxdefiant.com to register for upcoming news, information and game tests (the first test begins August 5*).
*August 5 test only available for PC in the United States and Canada. Additional tests will be available later this year.