The internet reacts to XDefiant

Bill Mount

As has become its habit in recent years, Ubisoft announced a new multiplayer FPS this week. This time, Ubisoft is taking aim at Call of Duty with a free-to-play 6v6 arena game with classes based on other Tom Clancy properties. It’s got character abilities, customizable loadouts, a fast time-to-kill, and […]

As has become its habit in recent years, Ubisoft announced a new multiplayer FPS this week. This time, Ubisoft is taking aim at Call of Duty with a free-to-play 6v6 arena game with classes based on other Tom Clancy properties. It’s got character abilities, customizable loadouts, a fast time-to-kill, and the early gameplay looks pretty fun.

Oh, and it’s called XDefiant. Yes, that is really the name. Sorry, I should’ve ripped off that band-aid earlier.

Ubisoft’s ridiculous name has, predictably, been the subject of many internet reactions in the hours since the reveal. Collin MacGregor over at FanByte pointed out that XDefiant sounds like some sort of cheap antivirus software that comes stock on a Dell laptop from 2009. Others confused it with the kids television network DisneyXD for obvious reasons.

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(Image credit: Chris Schilling)

IGN’s Tom Marks also thought about Disney when he heard the name, but reckons XDefiant sounds more like a 1998 Disney Channel original movie about a band of extreme sports friends. “Tom ‘XD’ Clancy and his crew live the way they ride – to the MAX. But when the gnarly MegaBucks corp. threatens to turn their park into a mall, it’s up them pop shove-it back through the power of skating! They are: the XDefiant.”

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