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Ubisoft's latest game rejected by Xbox and PlayStation quality control

Ubisoft's latest game rejected by Xbox and PlayStation quality control

Is Ubisoft's Call of Duty-inspired shooter already in trouble?

Ubisoft is one of the most established video game companies on the planet offering gamers a large variety of titles across many genres since its inception all the way back in 1986.

From Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell and Rainbow Six to lesser-known titles such as Child of Light and Valiant Hearts: The Great War, Ubisoft has a little something for everyone.

Check out the XDefiant trailer below!

That being said, despite its massive success, it’s fair to say that Ubisoft has had some stinkers to say the least, including Beowulf: The Game, Fighters Uncaged, Fighter Within and much more. It’s no wonder that Ubisoft has a habit of cancelling projects before they get to see the light of day.

In the company's defence, being the goliath that it is, Ubisoft will be throwing many projects at the wall to see what sticks, for better or worse. One project that Ubisoft will be hoping to be its latest success, is the Call of Duty-inspired, free-to-play FPS, XDefiant. Developed by Ubisoft San Francisco, XDefiant is an arena shooter that is currently in its testing phase.

As of now, and going forward, XDefiant is going to be available on all modern platforms other than Nintendo Switch. It was intended that XDefiant would be released by now, but it’s been delayed due to Xbox and PlayStation rejecting the game from being available in its digital stores due to its current state.

In a recent Ubisoft blog post, XDefiant producer Mark Rubin confirms that the shooter has been denied its certification by the two console giants, which means that the game has to go back to the drawing board to implement the necessary improvements before it's considered to be suitable for consumer consumption. Ubisoft first applied for certification at the end of July. Unfortunately, this recent setback means that the XDefiant release date has been pushed back somewhere between the middle of this month to October.

In relation to the XDefiant release date, Rubin explained: “If we were following the standard rules for game releases, we would have set a date far enough in advance with enough buffer to have a confident release date. However, like a lot of things with this game, we have not chosen the typical route.”

“Having millions of people play your game long before it’s ready is not normal. Not being afraid to show an unfinished game to millions of people with all its flaws is not normal,” he continued. “These were real tests and not just marketing events. So, when it comes to when we will release, the real answer is ‘as soon as we can.’ And we will continue to update you with more info when we have it.”

XDefiant will be released at some point for PC, PlayStation and Xbox.

Featured Image Credit: Ubisoft

Topics: Ubisoft, Xbox, PlayStation, Assassins Creed