Defiance 2050 launched yesterday (July 10) for PC, Xbox One and PS4. It’s a re-imagining of Trion Worlds’ 2013 sci-fi shooter Defiance, which famously debuted alongside an accompanying Syfy TV Show.
For those of you who didn’t know, Defiance was an open-world online shooter which featured dynamic battles and a shared story line with a Syfy TV show of the same name. Unfortunately, the TV show was cancelled after three seasons, leaving the game to soldier on alone. After a year on the market, Defiance was switched to a free-to-play model, and continued to receive updates through until 2016.
Earlier this year, Trion Worlds announced Defiance 2050, a reboot of the original game. The new version adds a host of new content, essentially giving almost every aspect of the game a major overhaul. There are new classes, item enhancements and graphical updates, and the game will be free-to-play from the start this time around.
In Defiance 2050, players take on the role of an Ark Hunter, a mercenary using alien tech and advanced weaponry to battle their way across the post-apocalyptic landscapes of a ruined earth. Players can team up with friends and battle across the galaxy with several distinct classes to choose from, and extensive character customization options available.
Players looking to stand out from the crowd can purchase the Ultimate Class Pack, which includes new classes, outfits and in-game currency. Trion Worlds has already outlined several future updates set to arrive in the game later this year, including two new classes.