Yesterday Ubisoft announced a new addition to the Tom Clancy Universe, a new free-to-play titled called XDefiant. While a lot of us were hoping to get a new Splinter Cell title, sadly it was not the case. However, what Ubisoft has offered us is something of a mixture of worlds in an all-out battle inside a Combat Arena.
XDefiant is a first-person shooter that mashes together some of the best of what Tom Clancy has to offer. From The Division and Splinter Cell to Ghost Recon. It’s an all out war with 6 player teams piting themselves against each other to see who will come out on top! Some of you fans of the Tom Clancy games will also know some of the locations that we get to fight in. Whether this will something for fans of the Tom Clancy games will flock to, I guess we need to wait and see and get to try it out for ourselves. I personally would have preferred a Splinter Cell title, but it is what it is, and I’m still hopeful one day, Sam will make his return!
Check out the features and the trailer below…
Additional features include:
- Personalised Playstyle: Players can personalise their Defiant to match their playstyle. Players can choose a faction, traits, abilities, and ultras, 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: XDefiant 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), the 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.
- Game modes: XDefiant will have a variety of game modes to match players’ unique playstyles and allow them to channel their team-based, competitive nature. Players can choose competitive modes like Team Deathmatch or Domination, as well as linear modes such as Escort.
Players can go to www.playxdefiant.com to register for upcoming news, information and game tests (the first test begins 5th August*)