April 25, 2024

Ubisoft rebrand Tom Clancy XDefiant


French video game company Ubisoft has rebranded their in-development game Tom Clancy’s XDefiant by removing Tom Clancy’s name making the game’s title just XDefiant.

This comes following criticism by Tom Clancy fans following Ubisoft’s botched announcement of the game last year. As fans of the Tom Clancy games believed XDefiant strayed too far from the franchise’s serious military themes and formula.


XDefiant is a free-to-play, fast-paced arena shooter with graffiti-filled maps and specialists with attitude far from the usually serious military themes of the Tom Clancy games.

The rebranding appears to have been hastily deployed, with the XDefiant landing page lacking any images or a fleshed-out logo compared to the previous page.

In an exclusive interview with Axios, Ubisoft revealed that some of the game’s factions will still be pulled from the Tom Clancy universe, but new non-Clancy factions will show up too.

The publisher also announced new closed playtest sessions for the game which you can register for here.