PS4, Xbox One, And PC Getting Multiplayer Shooter Defiance

Defiance has returned.


A new Defiance game is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You may recall the original Defiance for last-generation consoles and PC was a tie-in to the Syfy show of the same name, with characters and world events being shared across both properties.

The new version, Defiance 2050, does not appear to have a similar setup, as Defiance the TV show was canceled after three seasons. A teaser page for Defiance 2050 invites players to "continue the fight," and you can sign up for a closed beta right here.

Little in the way of specifics are known about Defiance 2050, though developer Trion Worlds says it will have "dynamic open-world environments," "massive co-operative battles," "stunning updated visuals," and a "huge weapon selection." You can check out the first teaser trailer above.

The original Defiance launched as a paid game but later adopted a free-to-play model; Defiance 2050 will be free-to-play from the start.

Trion Worlds teased that Defiance could come to PS4 and Xbox One back in 2014, but at the time, the publisher said it was worried that the combined install base of the consoles was too small to support a free-to-play title. Obviously, both consoles have sold millions of units since then, giving Defiance 2050 more of an opportunity to succeed than before.

Despite Defiance the TV show's cancellation, the original game continued to live on. It remains to be seen what kind of support the original Defiance game will see going forward now that a new instalment is on the way. Defiance 2050 is due out this summer, but as mentioned, there will be a closed beta taking place before that.

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