Tom Clancy’s XDefiant has been officially revealed by Ubisoft.
The free-to-play multiplayer shooter brings together characters and factions from the likes of Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell and The Division.
Fans will be able to try the new game by signing up to the pre-release beta, which takes place on August 5. You can sign up for the beta by visiting the xDefiant website.
“Tom Clancy’s XDefiant is a free-to-play, fast-paced arena shooter that combines intense gunplay with personalised loadouts and specialised factions, as teams of gunfighters – called Defiants – battle for domination.
“Choose your faction, traits, abilities, and ultras. Select from an arsenal of primary and secondary weapons, attachments, and a device to complete your loadout – then tweak it on the fly to adapt to an ever-changing battlefield.”
According to Ubisoft, new factions will be added at a later date, most likely from the Rainbow Six series.
“Wolves, Outcasts, Cleaners, and Echelon factions battling across iconic locations is just the starting point. We’ll keep adding to our cast of Defiants as the game evolves, drawing on a range of characters and abilities from the Clancy universe and beyond.”
You can see the full announcement trailer by hitting the play button below…
Ubisoft is getting ready to reveal a brand new first-person multiplayer shooter.
A brief gameplay teaser for the mysterious new game was posted by IGN over the weekend.
Little is known about the new first-person shooter, other than the fact that it’s set within the ‘Tom Clancy’ universe.
Some fans believe it could be the long-rumoured Battlecat game, which brings together various Tom Clancy franchises in a competitive multiplayer arena.
The early gameplay teaser makes reference to The Division, while also confirming the FPS rumour.
Judging by the gameplay footage, Battlecat will feature similar objective-based gameplay to games like Overwatch, complete with unique character skills.
Fans can find out for certain when the new Tom Clancy game is revealed in full on July 19.
The official reveal takes place at 7pm BST UK time, although the live stream begins at 6.30pm.
You can watch the event live by clicking play on the YouTube embed below.
Ubisoft also teased the game on Twitter, telling fans that things are about to “get wild”.
The tweet was accompanied by a party popper emoji, while the logo features your classic Tom Clancy soldier, only with a punk rock haircut.
It’s likely the new game will contain extensive character customisation, most likely via an in-game shop and/or a Battle Pass.
Previous rumours have suggested the game will be free-to-play, so expect a Fortnite-style Season Pass system if this is the case.
With the official reveal just a few hours away, Express Online will keep the article updated with all of the latest information.
The news comes just days after Ubisoft delayed Riders Republic and Rainbow Six Siege Extraction.
An evolution of Ubisoft’s winter sports game Steep, Riders Republic has been given an October 28 release date.
Rainbow Six Extraction, meanwhile, has been pushed back until January 2022, having previously been pencilled in for September.
“The goal with the decision to delay both of these games is to give more opportunities for players to test, play firsthand and give feedback to ensure we are bringing the best experiences to market and allow them to reach their full potential,” an Ubisoft spokesperson explains.
“We believe the new release schedules will allow us to achieve that goal. This is the right decision for our players and for the long-term performance of our games.”