Ubisoft’s new shooter XDefiant loses the Tom Clancy in its name
XDefiant, Ubisoft’s upcoming 6v6 arena shooter, has lost the “Tom Clancy” originally attached to its name. Ubisoft revealed the change in a recent blog post about upcoming playtests for the new game.
XDefiant is a faction-based shooter described as “fast-paced firefights meets punk-rock moshpit” in its reveal video last summer. But with the inclusion of Tom Clancy Ubisoft game factions like Splinter Cell, The Division and Ghost Recon, the “moshpit punk-rock” didn’t seem to fit the brand – a complaint some fans have leveled against the game when of his announcement. .
In its new blog post, the studio revealed that the game will include non-Clancy gaming factions, which led to the author’s name being removed from the title. While Ubisoft hasn’t revealed any new factions coming to the game or what series they’ll be based on, we might see some Assassin’s Creed-inspired content in the future. XDefiant due to this change. Maybe Rabbids, if we’re lucky. A Ubisoft rep also confirmed to Axios that Clancy-inspired factions will still be present in XDefiantdespite the name change.
Losing just one name might seem like a small change, and it’s not like Ubisoft hasn’t played fast and loose with Clancy’s name in the past – some of The Division’s and Rainbow Six’s powers. have more in common with magic than the modern army. hardware – but it should help set a better tone to match the game’s bombastic advertising.
Outside of the announced insider gaming test (the invitations to which went out from March 15), Ubisoft hasn’t revealed a timeline for XDefiantthe exit. The game will eventually come to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Amazon Luna, and Google Stadia. Ubisoft has already promised cross-play between all versions of XDefiant.