XDefiant was originally supposed to be out in summer 2023, but following a seemingly-successful beta test in April of that year, it was bumped to October 2023, and then delayed again to an unspecified future date. In its February 2024 financial report, Ubisoft slated XDefiant for launch in the fourth quarter of its 2023-24 fiscal year, which ended March 31.

A week before that date arrived, rumors surfaced that the game would be delayed yet again, and a few days later Ubisoft made it official.

“The game has always been community-first, with player feedback as a top priority,” the development team said in the update. “While we hoped to go live by the end of March, there are still some improvements that we need to test before that.”

Ubisoft said it’s “finishing preparations” for a server stress test that will run for 12 hours on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. “After this short test, we expected to be able to lock a launch date and start sharing more about exciting con…

Source: N4G PC XDefiant misses launch window, Ubi says a new release date will be announced after stress test