Ubisoft has officially announced XDefiant, a new 6v6, arena-based free-to-play shooter! The game is being developed by Ubisoft San Francisco,
Meh. Simply another game going after that free-to-play money.
i say geeennneeeeeerrrrriccc
It literally looks like a weird COD ripoff. Why wouldn't I just play COD? Warzone is free as well.
I mean, to me, arena shooters are more fun than 100 FFA. That's just me tho
They doing the man Sam Fisher dirty.
I cannot tell you how little I care about an Arena Shooter. Where is my Splinter Cell?
We won't be seeing that game for awhile. All their main teams are working on the Assassins Creed Live Service game. We'll be waiting awhile for that game. It's best we all move on from that game.
If it can’t be a live service open world or a crap shooter like this they are not going there.
Splinter Cell F2P Battle Royale is what you will probably get unfortunately.
What an absolute travesty that would be...
Ubisoft already said at the beginning of the year that they are moving away from AAA and transitioning to F2P model. I wouldn't be surprised if Avatar is the last "traditional" game they announce now for some years.
Even the reveal trailer has frame drops ... I mean ....
Really I thought that was my computer for a minute lol
This isn't an arena shooter. When I was younger games like Halo, Quake, Unreal, Timesplitters, 007 Goldeneye and Perfect Dark where considered arena shooters. You didn't have classes or loadout customization. Plus, weapons where on map, with starting weapons being an exception.
Golden Eye and Perfect Dark weren't arena shooters. Those weren't fast enough. The first real arena shooters would be released with the release of Unreal Tournament and Quake III Arena.
I still stand by arena shooters have equal [or near-equal] starts, lack of customization and weapons on map. You need to keep in mind Golden Eye and Perfect Dark were designed for the N64. Timesplitters a spiritual successor to Golden Eye was much faster spaced.
I remember Unreal arena had some of the first bots...was a hoot to play, back then
Great story grandpa! In other news, FPS these days let you look up and down. All kidding aside, games evolve. This may just not be a game for you and me but I'm sure a lot of people will be playing it when it comes out.
The issue is not whether it's a good or a bad game, just about the definition of an arena shooter.
You young kids are too spoiled fr in my opinion.
Some games 90s era arena shooters did have customizable characters. Dark Forces 2 let players choose different force powers, light or dark side. Some games and game modes let players start with different weapons.
In Unreal Championship and Timesplitters characters had different base stats. However, stay differential often had drawbacks,e.g. fast characters had low health.
Can Ubisoft become any more generic "Can we have a proper Assassins Creed game focusing on the stealth" "Can we have a true Beyond Good and Evil sequel as a platformer starring Jade" "Can we get a new Prince of Persia or wrap the 08 reboot up" "How about a new Splinter Cell" Nope...
You know ... I am kinda glad this current "Punk rock moshpit" Ubisoft is not making a new Splinter Cell. I don't want a live service "Punk rock moshpit" Splinter Cell. Its better to boot up the older games and relive the nostalgia rather than see it get desecrated.
Don't be silly, that would mean Ubisoft and other devs taking risks. Actually thinking out the Box scares them to death, and the share holders. Generic is the buzz word for today's gaming industry. Its all about money!!!
Id even take a new rayman about now...
Oh yeah...Rayman 4, a full on 3D platformer game like 2 and 3 That would be fantastic But they'll probably give us a copy and pasted side scroller like the last two with a new coat of pain.
Ubisoft avoids platformers these days because they aren't Nintendo and can't reach insane numbers like they can with brand name. What they do is like what happened to many TV channels over the past decade. If you flip on Discovery, True tv, TLC, etc you'll get nothing but reality tv because those networks reached their peak audience and switching to drama filled trash tv is the only way they can continue to grow. In Ubisofts case the only way to grow is to make mass appealing unfocused trash games similar to their TV network counterparts.
Killing the man's legacy with all these generic cash grabs, Ubi.
He has been rolling in his grave for a while now. And Ubisoft aint letting him stop.
rolling? no. burning? YES!
Lmao leave it to Ubisoft to put out the most generic shit possible. Just taking the Tom Clancy universe, add a giant heaping of call of duty and use a dash of Homefront styled delivery and bam this is what we’re being served. Halo infinite is free to play. I just don’t know, see or understand how ubisoft thinks they’ll be able to compete with such a juggernaut. Should’ve just made a new Vegas inspired Tom Clancy and stood out from the crowd with a quasi third person/ first person cover shooter. I’m in awe of Ubisoft’s lack of creativity with such big IPs at their disposal. As a fellow Canadian, it hurts to see our biggest game devs constantly making such generic uninspired content
Seems Ubisoft never learns of following other trends. This look so generic and lame.
I'm so done.
Why do they keep making the opposite of what people tell them they want?
Because they do what money tells them they want.
There's money to be had in fulfilling requests. They can still monetize the crap out of it.
Oh how original, no wonder I'm bored to tears with the modern games industry.
THIS was their "new game"?? Pfttttt Ok Ubisoft..just hand over Splinter Cell to someone else ffs.
Boy... this has never been done before... /s
Somewhere Tom Clancy's ghost just said WTF
- Hey, remember what «Tom Clancy’s» in the game title meant? We neither. © Ubisoft And i still don't understand why people keep asking this new Ubisoft to make a Splinter Cell game. I guess, they want a live service action game (with minor stealth elements sprinkled here and there), with RPG elements, completely forgettable story and in-game shop? Because that's what new Ubisoft gonna do.
remember RB6 Vegas and Vegas 2? ahh...when will we ever get those kinds of games again?
Shiiit.. and there I was thinking it would be a Splnter Cell game.
Another arena shooter? These devs well most of them, are all followers lately. It's like hey that one jumped off the bridge to his/her death lets go with them too, it seems cool. 😒 Don't we have too much of these shit arena shooters already? For me 2 was enough. I want to see another Unreal/Quake 3 shooter again.
Wow, I can't wait till the YouTube, Twitch and other Kardashian influencers hype this trash and tell us it's "The new Call of Duty Killer".
Do game developers ever ask the fans, what they want...NO. they just crap out generic trash that no one really wants and then question why it doesn't sell or review well. They're not even trying here, it's just low hanging fruit, no ambition no new ideas.....
Please Ubi. Stop.
Hahaha they actually teased a Tom Clancy game yesterday only to spew this crap out. Ubi have absolutely lost it. I cant wait for Tom Clancys : Assassins Creed reboot
To quote someone from the other day, I expected nothing yet still managed to come away disappointed lol.
Why would Ubisoft bother making anything with a soul? Can't say I'm surprised. Live service garbage. Designed by committee.
Lord have mercy . . . when will it end? And what is this tagline "A Ubisoft Original" all about? You don't have to say that, Netflix isn't a game streaming service, yet. Honestly it just goes to show you what kind of mindset Ubisoft has.
Tom Clancy is probably rollin' in his grave for real right now.
Another Call of Duty Clone SMH!!!! Gamer frustration where is Splinter Cell???
What a load of shit
Splinter Cell died for this.
Has zero story and zero content, yet they put Tom Clancy's name on it.
This just looks like a desperate attempt to throw out a game to try to diversify their games, but it looks weak.
You guys can thank Fortnite and the 1.2 Billion it made in 2019.
How many silly shooters are we going to get? It's like many 3rd party ran out of ideas and just do bare minimum with the genre nowadays. Ubisoft is one of the worst/best example of over reliance on one genre.
I'll give it a shot since it's free but man Ubisoft is so out of touch on what people actually want from them, also Tom Clancy is probably doing backflips in his grave at this point with how much Ubi uses his name for projects that have nothing to do with his work.
Nah. I don't think we need another f2p arena shooter
Imagine this game having the Tom Clancy name on it. Yikes.
I don’t think Ubisoft knows what it’s doing anymore.
sometimes i wonder who makes these ideas in the board room meetings. Why are they not make a splinter cell, do they how much gamers would love a new splinter cell.
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I think i'm gonna hurl.
I don’t care Ubisoft, you have been going slowly downhill for awhile and speed has picked up last few years . I wish you no luck chasing Fortnite $ .