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'Defiance 2050' launches sometime this summer

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'Defiance' Refuses to Fade Into MMO Obscurity

When Defiance first launched in 2013, it was a transmedia experiment that combined the story and setting with a Syfy show of the same name. Syfy cancelled the show in 2015, but the game is still around and it's getting a facelift.

Defiance 2050 takes the story and gameplay of the original game and gives it a major overhaul, publisher Trion Worlds says on its website. Trion is rebuilding it from the ground up for modern day consoles. It will have updated textures, improved resolutions, and better framerates. Its systems are getting tweaked too.

Defiance 2050 has been created with the original game’s community in mind,” says producer Matt Pettit. "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."

Defiance 2050 launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this summer. People interested in checking it out ahead of time can sign up for its closed beta.

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