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Defiance 2050

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Trion Worlds
Release Date: July 10, 2018

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'Defiance' And 'Defiance 2050' Servers Shutting Down

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2021 @ 12:25 a.m. PST

Defiance 2050 is a completely from-the-ground-up recreation of Defiance that overhauls the story and gameplay of the original, reimagining the San Francisco-based sci-fi shooter experience for current gaming hardware.

Twenty years have passed since the catastrophic Arkfall event left millions of Votans dead and Earth terraformed into a nearly unrecognizable post-apocalyptic landscape. In Defiance 2050’s version of San Francisco, players are transported to a dynamic open world where they can explore and fight in skirmishes and story-driven missions on an epic scale. Players will engage in massive cooperative battles with their friends, utilize hundreds of distinct weapons and skills, and take on huge alien threats as they explore transformed futuristic environments.

Defiance 2050 recreates the original game from the ground up, offering an experience that is the definitive Defiance experience in every way. Today’s consoles and PCs enable the dev team to implement features and upgrades that fans of the game have been clamoring for. Advancements in hardware allow for action on an even larger scale than before, with more players able to take to the battlefield in white-knuckled combat.

More than just a simple graphical remaster, Defiance 2050 is a major update to the original game’s systems, which have been streamlined and modernized. Environments are bigger and better than ever, enemies are even more ruthless, and weaponry is more adaptable to the player’s style.

To our loyal Defiance and Defiance 2050 Communities,

8 years in Defiance and another 3 years in Defiance 2050, full of peaks and valleys. Today, with a heavy heart, we are sad to announce that Defiance and Defiance 2050 will officially cease all operations on April 29, 2021.

We concluded both games could no longer sustain themselves. This decision has been a difficult one to make.

While we are discontinuing the game’s service, the journey we’ve taken together has been a valuable learning and unforgettable experience, one we will remember for a long time.

As of today, all cash purchases will be disabled. Bits already purchased before February 24, 2021 will still be usable until the end of service.

Players may continue to play in Defiance and Defiance 2050 and enjoy all game features until April 29, 2021.

Leading up to that date, we will continue to hold server events and giveaways to say “Thank You” to all our loyal and valued players. We will keep you updated about the available content.

For more information about the closure of Defiance and Defiance 2050, please visit our Game Closure FAQ read our in-depth announcement on our Forum.

A heartfelt thank you to every player who took the time to play our beloved games and helped us along the way with feedback and suggestions.

Fondest regards,
Your Defiance and Defiance 2050 Team

Starting on June 19, Xbox One and PC players will be able to pre-order one of three Defiance 2050 Founder’s Packs, that will unlock classes and upgrades, provide additional currency, and grant them access to the Head Start period, which begins on July 6th. Also starting on July 6th, PlayStation 4 players will be able to purchase the Defiance 2050 Founder’s Packs, granting them immediate access!

Defiance 2050 is currently available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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