Ubisoft continues to bet on experiences free to play, and his next game in this sector is the most ambitious to date – aside from The Division: Heartline-. His name is Tom Clancy’s XDefiant, a shooter free multiplayer that will surely make you remember Call of Duty. Not for its visual style, but for adopting the main mechanics that have always distinguished the Activision saga. Its speed and first-person view are a couple of examples.
Tom Clancy’s XDefiant will transfer us to a 6 vs. 6. One of its main characteristics is that it offers different factions, each inspired by other popular franchises of the French company: Cleaners (The Division), Echelon (Splinter Cell) and Wolves (Ghost Recon), among others to be announced later. Each one will have their own style of play thanks to a series of unique abilities.
In this sense, it sounds like a proposal similar to that of the Hero Shooters. However, Tom Clancy’s XDefiant seeks to distance itself from options such as Overwatch Y Valuing by offering weapon and class customization. Yes, in the style Call of Duty. According to Ubisoft, players will have a good number of accessories at their fingertips to alter the behavior of weapons. Also, these will not be limited to specific factions.
Regarding the playable offer of Tom Clancy’s XDefiant, the developers promise a wide variety of maps and game modes. Among them the classics “Dominio” and “Escort”, which we usually find in other First Person Shooters. Apparently in the first trailer, and although the French editor is not vocal about it, it is clear that its mission is to attract a part of the immense market of Call of Duty.
Players would quickly become familiar with the gameplay and the most important: Tom Clancy’s XDefiant It’s free. This element turned out to be the key to the success of proposals such as Fortnite Y Call of Duty: Warzone. Now a game free to play It can also give the false sense of success for the first few months. The real challenge is to maintain the interest and growth rate for a prolonged period, a situation that Ubisoft will have to face if it really wants to earn a slice of the cake.
The beta of XDefiant will launch on August 5 on PC. Of course, only for players from the United States and Canada, although in subsequent weeks it will expand to more countries and platforms. It is worth mentioning that the shooter It’s also coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X | S.