Shocking News: XDefiant Faces Console Certification Setback, Delayed Release Imminent!


XDefiant Release Date

Ubisoft’s highly anticipated first-person shooter, XDefiant, has just hit a major roadblock on its path to release. The game, initially slated for a summer debut, is now facing a significant delay, with Ubisoft targeting an October launch date. What’s causing this delay, you ask? Well, it all boils down to console certification tests, and the results are far from ideal.

In a recent blog post, Ubisoft confirmed that XDefiant failed to pass console certification tests for both Xbox and PlayStation platforms. The game received a resounding “Not Pass” grade during the certification process, sending shockwaves through the gaming community.

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XDefiant’s executive producer, Mark Rubin, shed light on the situation, revealing that the certification process began in late July, with the results arriving in mid-August. This unexpected setback forced the publisher’s hand, compelling them to postpone the game’s release.

Rubin explained, “We realized then that we had more work related to compliance than we had anticipated. If it HAD passed, then we would have been able to ship at the end of August. But it didn’t, so we have spent the last 3-4 weeks diligently addressing these issues and preparing for another submission.”

As Ubisoft hunts down compliances and functionality bugs, they plan to resubmit the game to first-party platforms within the next two weeks. If XDefiant passes the certification test without hiccups, we could see the game hitting the market as early as mid-to-late September. However, in the event of a “conditional Pass,” players may have to wait until October.

Rubin continued, “There is, however, a likely scenario where we get a conditional Pass, meaning we have to roll out a Day 1 patch with some final fixes to ensure compliance. If we do need to do a Day 1 patch, then that pushes our release date out to early/mid-October.”

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Despite this rollercoaster journey, Rubin expressed his gratitude to everyone who has supported XDefiant’s development, adding, “We really can’t wait to go live and share our passion and love for XDefiant with everyone. Hope to see you all soon in-game!”

Over on the game’s subreddit, the player community is buzzing with reactions. Some are taking the delay in stride, even cracking jokes about the elusive release date, while others remain optimistic due to Ubisoft’s ongoing communication.

XDefiant is still set to launch on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but the road to its release just got a lot bumpier. Stay tuned for updates on this thrilling first-person shooter!

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