Make sure to link your account to receive in-game loot and bonuses, and prepare for massive battles as new recruits join seasoned vets fighting for fame and fortune across the New Frontier!
Already own Defiance? The Ark Hunters are injected with an EGO Environmental Guardian Online , a symbiotic, neuro-muscular bionetic implant developed by Von Bach Industries, which helps players navigate the Bay Area and gives them access to unique abilities. 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. The Votans came to Earth seeking a new home after the destruction of their solar system, unaware that the planet was already inhabited.
Friction between the new arrivals and Humanity led to war, during which the Votan's terraforming technology was unleashed. The Earth's surface was drastically altered as a result, introducing radical changes in topography, the extinction of plant and animal species, and the emergence of new species. Afterward, Humans and Votans were forced to live together. Player characters are enlisted as "Ark Hunters" by industrialist Karl Von Bach to search the Bay Area for advanced and expensive alien technology.
Players also take part in side missions to earn cash or challenges in which they compete with other Ark Hunters. Defiance had been in development since August The game's business model was changed from a paid game to a free-to play game on May 1, so as to introduce the game to a broader audience. 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.
In October , Syfy announced that the Defiance show would be discontinued after the end of its third season, but Trion Worlds would continue to support the game after the show's cancellation. All Defiance owners will enjoy more character slots, loadouts, ark keycode capacity, and inventory slots than free-to-play accounts. Defiance owners will have the following on their account when Defiance Free-to-Play launches:. Xbox players are no longer excluded from the Defiance party, as the game went free-to-play on the console yesterday.
Players will need an Xbox Live gold membership to install the game for free, and they can then enjoy all of the content up through the aftermath of Season 2. Use your keyboard! The game, which ties in to the Syfy television series of the same name, originally launched in April for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox It then went free-to-play on PC in June this year, and became available for free on PlayStation 3 shortly after.