Ubisoft’s XDefiant Is Not A “Tom Clancy” Title Anymore

Tom Clan­cy’s XDe­fi­ant, Ubisoft­’s upcom­ing free-to-play shoot­er that has drawn sim­i­lar­i­ties to Call of Duty, no longer has the Tom Clan­cy name. It is now just XDefiant.

The rea­son for the change come from Ubisoft mak­ing the deci­sion to include “fac­tions from games out­side of the Tom Clan­cy uni­verse.” Pre­vi­ous­ly announced fac­tions from titles like Splin­ter Cell, Ghost Recon, and The Divi­sion will still be included.

XDe­fi­ant has also gone through a logo change as well. No more graf­fi­ti-filled, punk-esc logo any­more, with the pro­mo­tion­al mate­ri­als from the game’s 2021 announce­ment replaced by the new logo.

The rebrand­ing of the game comes along­side Ubisoft announc­ing “Insid­er Ses­sions” for the shoot­er that will allow the gen­er­al pub­lic to par­tic­i­pate in test­ing ses­sions along­side devel­op­ers. The tests will begin with a small num­ber of play­ers on PC and even­tu­al­ly expand to oth­er plat­forms and a greater num­ber of participants.

Ubisoft's XDefiant Is Not A "Tom Clancy" Title Anymore

Those who have pre­vi­ous­ly signed up for those ear­li­er XDe­fi­ant tests won’t need to sign up again, and will auto­mat­i­cal­ly be in the poten­tial play­er pool for the upcom­ing Insid­er Ses­sions. These test ses­sions are under NDA.

While XDe­fi­ant is not a “Tom Clan­cy” game any­more, Ubisoft still has oth­er free-to-play Tom Clan­cy shoot­er in devel­op­ment: Ghost Recon Front­line and The Divi­sion Heart­land. A closed test for Ghost Recon Front­line was delayed indef­i­nite­ly short­ly after the game was announced. Ubisoft stat­ed the rea­son for the post­pone­ment of the test is to cre­ate “the best expe­ri­ence possible.” 

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