Ubisoft’s XDefiant release delayed
…after failing to pass certification.
XDefiant Game Director Mark Rubin just confirmed (via the official XDefiant website) that the game’s launch is currently delayed. The upcoming FPS apparently got a Not Pass flag in the submission process for certification. The process began in July and the certification was declined in August. As Rubin himself states, most of the problems are related to compliance issues:
“We are currently in the CM prep part of that process and will hopefully be submitting to 1st parties in a little less than 2 weeks. If that Passes cleanly, then we could be looking at a mid-to-end of September release. There is however a likely scenario where we get a conditional Pass meaning we have to do 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 date out to early/mid-October.”
Compilance issues are mostly related to specific issues with first-party platforms. For instance, trophies not showing up properly on PS5, or friends list not updating as it should. Thankfully, while these problems exist and they are real, they’re not game-breaking. Yeah, we just have to be a bit more patient and it’s not pretty, but there is no reason to doubt that, in the end, we will get a perfect product.
Rubin finished the post by saying that “nothing about “XDefiant’s development so far has been typical.” But will still release “as soon as we can”.
The game will launch on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.