Back in December 2014, I wrote an article for the site called “The Five Games That Need to be Remastered for PS4.” Since then, three of the five games have been remastered for release on PS4 (The Uncharted Trilogy, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen and Skyrim). A fourth one will join the list this Summer, and I absolutely cannot wait for the arrival of Defiance, or rather the new Defiance 2050. (And if you’re wondering, the fifth game, which won’t be remastered, was Red Dead Redemption with Undead Nightmare.)
Defiance 2050 has been officially announced by Trion, finally bringing the 2013 game to the current generation of consoles. It’s coming this Summer, and you can sign up now for the closed beta for the platform of your choice.
Defiance had some issues, but it was largely a game that I loved and that I had no problem spending $60 on as a pre-order purchase. The game eventually went free-to-play on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. By then, I had more than gotten my money’s worth out of the game. Then the PS4 came out and I moved on to Warframe and eventually Destiny completely took over.
I will be going back to Defiance on PS3 to check it out again and to get some Valor Commendations for Defiance 2050. Check out the announcement below:
Defiance 2050 is a futuristic online action shooter set in a post-apocalyptic sci-fi world filled with advanced alien technology. Team up with friends to engage in massive co-op battles, complete compelling story missions, and discover rare weapons and equipment. As you explore the reimagined Defiance universe, you’ll experience new gameplay systems for character progression, loadout customization, and much more! Want to know more? Take a look at the Defiance 2050 FAQ and check for news on the official forums, Twitter, and Facebook.
Free to Play From the Start
Defiance 2050 is being built as a free to play game, so everyone can explore the massive post-apocalyptic environment with cutting-edge graphics and new in-game systems. To expand your experience, we will also be offering a variety of optional purchasable cosmetics and items that are not tied to power, ensuring that all players are able to enjoy the Defiance 2050 experience on an even playing field.
Transfers Between Defiance and Defiance 2050
Defiance 2050 was built from the ground up to be the most enjoyable Defiance experience possible, with major overhauls to key systems, like progression and itemization, and various innovations being implemented. To do this, we had to ensure that the game wasn’t hindered by the past, a move that ultimately resulted in some elements from the original game, like entire character and item transfers, not being possible. However, some in-game progression, such as character slots and loadout slots from Defiance, will transfer from the original game.
Additionally, in the weeks ahead the Defiance team will be introducing the Valor Program, which will give Defiance players a way to earn exclusive upgrades and special in-game rewards that can be applied to Defiance 2050 when it launches. Stay tuned on our Twitter and Facebook for up-to-date developments, plus visit the forums here to discuss what rewards you would like to see in the Defiance Valor Program.
Play Original Defiance and Earn Valor for Defiance 2050!
As a thank you for players of the original Defiance, we are presenting the Valor Program, a system that will reward players for completing Pursuits (achievements) with special purchasables through a new unique currency called Valor Commendations. Valor Commendations can be redeemed in Defiance 2050 to unlock awesome items that will be exclusive to our dedicated Defiance fans.
Closed Beta Coming Soon – Sign Up Today!
Ark Hunters, be sure to register for Defiance 2050 Closed Beta and get in on the action as soon as it starts. Defiance is turning five this year and we’d like to thank the amazing Defiance community, both new and longtime Ark Hunters, that will continue the fight with us in Defiance 2050!