Ubisoft Delays Preseason Launch of XDefiant Due to Newly Discovered Issues
XDefiant, the highly anticipated free-to-play arena shooter developed and published by Ubisoft, has encountered a setback in its release schedule. Following a recent test session open to the public, Ubisoft has announced an indefinite delay for the planned preseason launch. The decision comes as a result of newly discovered issues that need to be addressed before the game can be released to the public.
The delay was announced in a post by Ubisoft, where they expressed their gratitude to the players who participated in the recent public test session. According to Ubisoft, the test session showcased players’ appreciation for the fast-paced gunplay, uniquely crafted maps, objective-driven modes, and iconic Faction roster. However, the session also brought to light some inconsistencies in the game experience that need to be resolved before the preseason launch.
Ubisoft acknowledged the hard decision to delay the preseason of XDefiant due to these inconsistencies. While a new release date for the preseason has not been revealed, the development team is actively working to address the issues. Ubisoft has stated that they will provide more information about the preseason and testing as it becomes available.
Summer Release Plans and Preseason Phase
Initially, Ubisoft had planned to launch the preseason phase of XDefiant in the summer, as stated on their website. The recent public test session took place in September and was meant to be a precursor to the preseason phase. The preseason, which is expected to last for six weeks, will introduce the factions and maps featured in the game’s insider sessions and closed beta.
Regular Updates and Possible Future Testing
Following the preseason launch, Ubisoft has promised regular updates to XDefiant, including new weapons, maps, events, and even a new faction. The developer’s mention of possible player testing in their delay announcement suggests that there may be another public session to gather feedback and make further improvements before the preseason and subsequent content updates.
What to Do While Waiting for the Preseason
While players eagerly await Ubisoft’s announcement of the new preseason release date for XDefiant, there are plenty of other multiplayer games to explore for action-packed fun with friends. Additionally, for those looking for budget-friendly options, our roundup of favorite free PC games provides a great alternative that won’t break the bank.