Defiance 2050 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One
Defiance is a spin-off of its actual series (which is a pretty good sci-fi show in its own right), has been around since 2013. Although it had an original price of tag of 34.99 EUR during its launch, the sci-fi massively multiplayer online game went the free-to-play route during the summer of 2014 across all platforms (PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360).
Not leaving the players who actually paid for the game hanging, Trion Worlds granted those who already own either the digital or retail box copy with a 30-day Paradise Patron Pass along with a grant of 1000 Arkforge per account. On top of that, they also received additional character slots, load-outs, increase dark-key-code capacity, and inventory slots. Since then, however, the game has slowly taken a steep nosedive due to its user base moving onto other titles in the market. Now it’s 2018, and Defiance 2050 has some things in store for us.
From a TV Show to Game
The game is based on the sci-fi TV show “Defiance,” and just like the show from which it draws its inspiration, the game is story-driven. The series, for the most part, was a hit which made it a staple on the Syfy network. It attracted nearly 4 million viewers during its premiere show, having the second largest (18-49 year old) audience the network ever had. The original Defiance TV show ran for about three seasons between 2013 and 2015 while the tie-in MMO game ran alongside it with complementary plotlines. However, interest obviously waned after the series got canceled–even though the game was then still billed as the official continuation of the story for the company to salvage its decision to shut down the series.
Defiance banks on the third-person action combat shooter mode where you have to manually aim and dodge enemy attacks. It is also a completely open world setting where you’re given a quad bike to explore the world at your own leisure. For what it’s worth, the game has a lot going for it. Having an action combat play-style, public events, team deathmatch PvPs, and a massive open world ultimately makes it a good alternative to other MMORPG games such as The Secret World, The Division, and Destiny.
The Future of Defiance
All is not lost, however, as there is a new Defiance game in the works! Titled “Defiance 2050,” it’ll be free-to-play, just as the original Defiance game currently is. It is set to arrive later this year for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One platforms for all gamers to enjoy. To amplify the hype surrounding its release, Trion has also released a trailer for it as well. The game will be the next chapter in the Defiance universe, allowing players to continue their fight through the vast world of the former game as it is “re-imagined” for the current generation of hardware.
The game promises to have massive co-op battles, as players will be able to team up in a post-apocalyptic world filled with advanced alien technology. There will also be compelling missions for players to engage in meaningful story modes where they can discover rare weapons and equipment. On top of that, there will also be purchasable cosmetics that are optional. The best thing about this is that there is no pay to win in Defiance 2050. All of the shop items are merely cosmetic and the items are not tied to power either.
Offering much-updated visuals along with an all-new array of weapons and classes, Defiance 2050 gives players a lot to look forward to. Hopefully, it’ll live up to the hype it has generated by the time it gets released. With open beta running from June 22 to 25, players got a good taste of things that are yet to come for Defiance the Game. So far, everything has been positive with only minimal glitches and a few minor issues. Trion World stated that they have no plans of making a sequel after Defiance 2050 and that they will instead continue to update the game with new content.
So here’s hoping that this revival gets the chance that it deserves to make MMO players turn their heads and ride its wave once more.
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