Trion's Defiance, one of the earlier MMOFPS entries on last generation's hardware, is getting a new lease on life as Defiance 2050. Trion is completely overhauling the game's graphics, gameplay systems and adding a new class to bring it up to current standards, so it can compete on the PS4, Xbox One and PC when it launches this summer. Until then, a closed beta will be running in the coming weeks. Here's a brief dev diary detailing the new version of the game. It will be interesting to see if Defiance 2050 can stack up against new blood like Fortnite.
Ark Hunters Rejoice! Defiance 2050 Launches Summer 2018
The future of Defiance is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
Redwood City, CA – February 27, 2018 – Trion Worlds is thrilled to reveal the next title set in the Defiance universe! A reimagined sci-fi shooter experience for current gaming hardware, Defiance 2050 takes the exciting story and groundbreaking gameplay of the original game, and gives it a major overhaul. Defiance 2050 launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this summer.
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 to be representative of the current generation of consoles. From updated textures to improved resolutions and framerates, Defiance 2050 is a marked improvement over the original Defiance.
Defiance 2050 is more than just a simple graphical remaster, as the game’s systems have gotten major improvements to create the definitive version of the game. Today’s consoles and PCs enable the dev team to implement features and upgrades that fans of the game have been clamoring for, while 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.
“Defiance 2050 has been created with the original game’s community in mind,” said Matt Pettit, the Producer of Defiance 2050. “The team has been listening to feedback and taking some helpful cues from fans to really create the Defiance experience that people have wanted for a long time. Defiance 2050 marks a shift for the game that goes beyond the change from the year 2046 to 2050, and we are absolutely thrilled to hear what people think of it.”
Prior to launch, Defiance 2050 will be entering a closed beta period that interested players can sign up for and receive more information on in the coming months. Player feedback is essential, so fans are encouraged to sign up and offer insight on the game prior to its launch.
Defiance 2050 will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC summer 2018. For more information on the game and to sign up for information on the upcoming closed beta, please visit www.defiance2050.com, and for more information on Trion Worlds, please visit www.trionworlds.com.
About Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds is a leading publisher, developer, and distributor of premium games for the connected era. Powered by Glyph, the breakthrough development and publishing platform, Trion is revolutionizing the way games are developed, played, and sold. Trion’s top-notch teams deliver high-quality, dynamic, and massively social games operated as live services across the biggest game genres, including the genre-defining competitive strategy game Atlas Reactor™, the critically acclaimed blockbuster Rift®, the groundbreaking trans-media crossover Defiance®, and the worldwide PC and console smash hit Trove©, as well as publishing XLGAMES’ ArcheAge©. Trion has offices in Redwood City, California, and Austin, Texas.