Ubisoft postponed the release of XDefiant after the free-to-play FPS game failed Microsoft and Sony’s console certification tests. Although the game was scheduled for release this summer, executive producer Mark Rubin said that XDefiant will likely launch in October because the publisher needs to make sure the game meets the requests of console device owners.
Mark Rubin explained that the change in the game’s release plan was due to unspecified compliance errors, not game-related issues. “Compliance errors are errors related to the system and the overall experience that first-party users expect from games on their platforms,” the game director said. (e.g. are trophies properly tracked, is the friends list correctly updated with game status, etc.)?
Ubisoft’s new shooter was revealed in July 2021 as Tom Clancy’s XDefiant. At the time, the game only included factions/gangs from the Tom Clancy, Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, and The Division franchises. But in March 2022, Ubisoft announced that it would be dropping the Tom Clancy name and introducing additional factions from many of its other IPs, including Far Cry.
XDefiant will be released for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One this year.