Like its predecessor, Defiance 2050 is free to play.

Set on a future Earth, Defiance introduces players and viewers to a world where humans and aliens live together on a planet transformed by decades of conflict. Genres : Action, Shooter 5.5 Defiance Game Going Free-to-Play This Summer, Defiance's Arkbreaker DLC Is Available Now, Things Ghost of Tsushima Doesn't Tell You. "[41] The Digital Fix similarly gave it seven out of ten and said that it "settles into its rhythm very nicely and becomes a game that is so easily picked up and played you cannot help but fall for it a little. [4] The game went free-to-play on June 4, 2014 for PC,[5] August 14, 2014 for PS3[6] and November 18, 2014 for Xbox 360.[7]. Besides initial starter weapon and also costume - this choice, similar to Race (Human, Irathient, and Castithan) has no consequence in the later game, with all weapons, abilities and costumes being equally accessible to all players beyond the tutorial area. Defiance is a science fiction-themed persistent world massively multiplayer online third-person shooter developed by Trion Worlds. [16] They also stated they had no plans of making a sequel, instead they will continue to update the game with new content. It is a tie-in to the Syfy show of the same name. [citation needed] Veterans are a group of soldiers who survived The Pale Wars, a massive conflict between humans and aliens. [18], The game received "mixed" reviews on all platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic,[36][37][38] and from critics as well. [3] It was also released on Steam. Friction between the new arrivals and Humanity led to war, during which the Votan's terraforming technology was unleashed. [39][40], 411Mania gave the Xbox 360 version a score of seven out of ten and called it "a good foundation for a console MMO. Survivalists are humans or aliens who attempt to survive in the newly formed, hostile world. Player characters are enlisted as "Ark Hunters" by industrialist Karl Von Bach to search the Bay Area for advanced and expensive alien technology. The game was released in April 2013 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. "[42] National Post gave the PlayStation 3 version a score of six out of ten, saying that it "seems simply to offer yet another big open world filled with weapons to collect and creatures to kill. The publisher has reportedly spent more than $70 million during development. [citation needed] It started as a collaborative effort between Trion and Syfy to make a video game that ran alongside a television series. The visionary open-world shooter MMOG Defiance serves as a companion to the tandem television show on Syfy. Any users who had an account for Defiance 2050 or wished to create one, would be given a one time special compensation and transfer benefit based on various in game progress factors and purchases on their accounts. I won’t deny that I’ve had moments of fun blowing holes in Hellbugs over the last week, but it was of a flavourless variety I could have derived from any number of other third-person shooters. Trion Worlds also added that they would consider the possibility of developing a port for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One once the consoles have a large player base. [14] On March 1, 2016, Trion announced the "Dark Metamorphosis" update for the game, which was publicized as Season Four of Defiance.[15]. Many of the weapons were also replaced, weapon skills were consolidated, and some other minor tweaks were made. Defiance takes place on a terraformed Earth several years into the future. [9][10], The game takes place in the San Francisco Bay Area, 15 years after the devastating Pale Wars between Earth and a loose alliance of extraterrestrial races known as Votanis Collective. Set on a future Earth, Defiance introduces players and viewers to a world where humans and aliens live together on a planet transformed by decades of conflict. Join thousands of players in Defiance, the Free-to-Play shooter MMO that brings massive Co-op action to a future universe evolving in-game and on TV! We encourage you to read our updated PRIVACY POLICY and COOKIE POLICY. Player characters cannot be transferred from the first game to the second. Machinists are scavengers, who recover alien technology to make profits and a living from it. [9][11], Defiance had been in development since August 2008. [12], The game's business model was changed from a paid game to a free-to play game on May 1, 2014 so as to introduce the game to a broader audience. Cosmetic items that were purchased for the first game are automatically copied to Defiance 2050, but other items are not, including any items that players won from loot crates that were paid for with cash (like the Omec Respark Energizer V). Players also take part in side missions to earn cash or challenges in which they compete with other Ark Hunters. On April 27 2020, Gamigo announced on the official Defiance forums that the Defiance servers for Xbox 360 would be shut down on May 25, 2020 and the game would no longer be accessible. Players can choose to be either a Human or an "Irathient" (a humanoid alien species who are similar to humans), or the Castithan race if they have particular downloadable content available. Characters come from one of four Origins: Veterans, Outlaws, Machinists, or Survivalists. The game went free-to-play on June 4, 2014 for PC, August 14, 2014 for PS3 and November 18, 2014 for Xbox 360. Afterward, Humans and Votans were forced to live together. The Votans came to Earth seeking a new home after the destruction of their solar system, unaware that the planet was already inhabited. The new version, named Defiance 2050, came out on July 10, 2018 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. "[34] Metro UK gave the Xbox 360 version a similar score of four out of ten and said, "A mix of low budget, (relatively) high ambition, and mediocre execution, Defiance is a hard game to hate but an easy one to lose interest in. 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