XDefiant: Gameplay, Factions, platforms & more
XDefiant is Ubisoft’s new FPS game which sees a mashup of characters from their popular titles battling it out in a class-based arena shooter environment.
Ubisoft has been working on its new FPS game XDefiant for a few years now, and the game’s concept of connecting their video game universe together in an arena shooter is an exciting prospect. The game features factions with abilities that span across games like Splinter Cell, Far Cry, and even The Division.
After being revealed in 2021, Ubisoft have finally revealed more details and even a closed beta for players to get their hands on the game prior to a future free-to-play release.
If you’re interested in XDefiant, here’s all of the information you need to know.
Does XDefiant have a release date?
The answer is no, XDefiant does not currently have a release date. Ubisoft state that the game is “coming soon,” so it’s unclear whether the game will be released in 2023.
There have been multiple tests for the game, and as of April 13, 2023, players have been able to play and register for the closed beta, so perhaps this means the game is edging ever closer to a release date reveal.
It’s not confirmed which platforms will see XDefiant on the game’s launch, but based on the available platforms for the closed beta, we assume these are the platforms that the game will be available on:
- Xbox Series S/X
- PlayStation 5
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like there are plans to release the title on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, this could change, so we’ll be sure to update this piece if any new information is revealed.
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XDefiant gameplay details
Players will find that the gameplay from the new game focuses on individuals using different Factions that include specific traits, abilities, and ultras to defeat their opponents. These Factions and their abilities are all inspired by other Ubisoft titles such as Far Cry and Splinter Cell.
Make sure you check out our guide on all of the XDefiant Factions if you’re interested in more information on this.
The arcade and fast-paced nature of the game’s gameplay will likely be popular among players who enjoy Call of Duty’s style of play. The developers of the game also stated in the reveal video that gun gameplay will be their main focus and that it will be the most important factor in winning and losing.
This reveal video gave players a first look at what they can expect when they jump into the new game and a rundown of various aspects by a couple of the game’s developers that include Mark Rubin, who worked on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Ghosts as a member of Infinity Ward.
The devs have since released various trailers, including a gameplay trailer, a game overview, and even a beta showcase.
For more, make sure you also check out some of the other highly anticipated releases coming in 2023 and beyond:
Counter-Strike 2 | Grand Theft Auto 6 | Starfield | Star Wars Jedi: Survivor | CoD: 2023 | Diablo 4 | Dead Island 2 | The Division Heartland | The Finals
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