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Trion Worlds' Defiance 2050 repack release hits a wall

Published: 11:46, 11 July 2018
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Defiance 2050

Trion Worlds have released Defiance 2050, which turned out a remaster the old the Defiance with new skill trees and leveling system. Needless to say, people saw through it soon enough and Defiance 2050's release turned into a catastrophe.

Defiance 2050 launched on 10 July 2018 so one might argue it's too early to judge, but the players have spoken, literally. The game has mostly negative reviews on Steam, with just 35 per cent positive ones at the time of writing. Granted, there were only 232 reviews in total but this still means that only every third person left a positive review.

The low amount of reviews is likely a direct result of not many players being interested in Defiance 2050 in the first place, which is further compounded by  that shows the peak of concurrent players was 1.584 at around 21:00 CEST / 19:00 UTC/ 12:00 PDT. American peak hours have also passed since then, with no increase in player activity.

Considering most games, especially free to play ones, have the biggest player spike right after launch day, it's easy to conclude that Defiance 2050's launch was less than stellar. It could even be considered dead on arrival, as it managed to have an even worse head count than LawBreakers did on launch, which peaked at about 3000 concurrent players.

On top of that, LawBreakers had a $30 price tag which was an additional entry barrier and still managed to have twice as many players as Defiance 2050. CliffyB's one billion dollar franchise met a tragic end soon after regardless, so Defiance 2050's worse launch doesn't speak well for things to come.

It is a free to play game and still didn't manage to garner enough interest for players to try it out and those who did left reviews complaining about issues that remained from the original game, that was released five years ago.

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At this point, it seems only a miracle can save Defiance 2050, if Trion Worlds somehow manage to pull a Warframe and make the game more popular through regular content updates. Since these didn't exactly happen even when the original Defiance was a pay to play game, it's hard to see it happening.

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