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Billed as a “high octane shooter combining realistic gunplay with personalised classes”, XDefiant is a multiplayer game combining elements of the Splinter Cell, Ghost Reckon and Division games, with other properties to follow.
Blending 6-v-6 arena combat with faction-based abilities, “it’s fast-paced firefights meets punk rock mosh pit,” Ubisoft said in a reveal video on Monday.
“Every faction comes equipped with traits, abilities and an ultra to complement your playstyle,” Ubisoft said.
“Factions are at the heart of the game. They are inspired by maverick groups from across Tom Clancy’s games and beyond. From this inspiration, we created new characters and gameplay unique to our shooter. And we’ll continue to add to this diverse cast as the game evolves.”
XDefiant is in development at Ubisoft San Francisco and led by executive producer Mark Rubin, who previously held the same position at Modern Warfare studio Infinity Ward, and creative director Jason Schroeder.
Players can register for a chance to test the game, with the first test set to kick off on August 5 for players in the US and Canada.
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.