Recent comments made by the CEO of Ubisoft indicate a bright future for XDefiant as a serious esports title.

In a recent feature on Ubisoft's website, CEO Yves Guillemot touched on the future of the company's many franchises. He discussed the genres their focused on, expectations for the new Assassin's Creed, and the future of XDefiant as an esports title.

Guillemot hopes to see the game become a staple of esports and not just another FPS with an overwhelming amount of content.

XDefiant has no limits to its future as an esport, says Ubisoft CEO

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XDefiant quickly became a popular shooter among those looking for a Call of Duty alternative. It hasn't really taken any steps towards competitive or esports-centric play, however. Outside of its own competitive series leading up to the game's release.

Still, XDefiant has all the makings of a premier esports game. There are multiple modes to work with, a variety of weapons that can become meta, and most importantly, a player base that wants to compete and see it thrive.

The comments by Ubisoft's CEO are definitely promising if you're of the latter. In the aforementioned feature, Guillemot was asked what his hopes for the future of XDefiant are. Here is his response:

"Well, outside of it being continually updated, with different experiences and optimized gameplay, I'd love to see it as a serious esport. But really, for a game like this, there's no limit to its future.

"And we've got a fantastic team on it, who are listening to our players and communicating with them, which is so crucial. We've started off strong, but there's still a long way to go, and I'm excited for us to step up to the challenge."

- Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft Co-Founder and CEO

These days, games don't really become proper esports titles without full support of the developers. Just look at how Riot Games has handled VALORANT and League of Legends, or even Microsoft keeping the Halo competitive scene alive.

The fact that the Ubisoft CEO thinks XDefiant has started off strong, and wants to see it become a full-fledged esport is a wonderful sign. Anyone who wants to try and go pro at XDefiant, you time may soon be here.

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