Ubisoft’s upcoming free-to-play online FPS, XDefiant, is set to offer a smooth and fast-paced gameplay experience on consoles, as the developer has confirmed that the game will support 120 FPS on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. This means that players who have a compatible TV or monitor will be able to enjoy the game at a higher frame rate than the standard 60 FPS, which can make a difference in competitive shooters.
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XDefiant is a new game in the Tom Clancy franchise, featuring factions, weapons and abilities from various Tom Clancy games such as Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon and The Division. The game is described as a “high-octane shooter” that combines “fierce gunplay with personalized loadouts and specialized factions”. Players can customize their characters with different traits, attachments, skins and more, and choose from four factions: Wolves, Outcasts, Cleaners and Echelon.
The game is currently in development for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC, Amazon Luna and Stadia, with full cross-play expected at launch. Ubisoft has recently launched a closed beta test for the game on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, which will run until April 23. Players can register for a chance to take part in the beta test on the official website of the game.
Ubisoft has also revealed some details about the content and roadmap of XDefiant. The game will have a special Preseason event that will last for six weeks, featuring 14 maps, five factions and five modes. After that, Ubisoft plans to release new content every three months, giving players 12 maps, 12 weapons and four factions in the first year of the game.
XDefiant is Ubisoft’s attempt to enter the crowded market of free-to-play online shooters, competing with games like Call of Duty: Warzone, Apex Legends and Fortnite. The game aims to offer a unique and diverse gameplay experience that appeals to fans of Tom Clancy games and FPS games in general. Whether the game will be able to attract and retain a large player base remains to be seen.