Ubisoft has announced an indefinite delay for its upcoming shooter, XDefiant, citing issues uncovered during the latest round of testing. This announcement comes after a series of delays for the free-to-play shooter, which initially aimed for a Summer 2023 launch but has since missed that target. Despite the delays, XDefiant has generated considerable excitement and positivity among fans who have had the opportunity to play it during beta sessions, with many likening it to a Ubisoft-themed take on classic Call of Duty arena shooters.
Directed and executive-produced by former Call of Duty developer Mark Rubin, XDefiant draws inspiration from various Tom Clancy franchises, blending them into a fast-paced online shooter. While anticipation has been high, the game has faced multiple delays and challenges, which become more complex as Activision gears up for the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.