DefiantX producer says players should “stick around” but admits right now there are “a lot of bugs”

DefiantX producer Mark Rubin has told players it’s “okay to move on” if the game “isn’t for you”, but disputed claims the game was “rushed out” to avoid releasing at the same time as other big games.

Responding to an X/Twitter post in which a fan suggested the shooter was “rushed out because of GTA 6 and Call of Duty Black Ops 6”, Rubin – who has previously worked on Call of Duty games – was quick to refute the claim, saying: “Rushed out? No”.

“What we have is an engine that has only ever been an MMO,” Rubin said. “And so all of the infrastructure for an FPS has had to be built up from the ground floor. Even CoD started on ID tech which was a shooter engine. Apex started on a shooter engine.

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