Quote Originally Posted by Destromathe View Post
Hey All, I am so excited that the news about Defiance 2050 is finally out there for players to be hyped about and discuss. The team has been working on this for quite some time, and we are really excited to share all of the amazing news and features coming to the game. With that being said, I would like to quickly address some concerns that have been going around the forums regarding the transfer of characters and gear to the new game, and hopefully shed some light on the development process behind Defiance 2050. When we first started discussing the move to PS4 and Xbox One, we had to take a step back and look at Defiance as a whole. Do we want to take everything that Defiance is, and move it over to the newer consoles? Or do we want to define what Defiance should be, and create a new experience that will last much longer. The easy and clear choice was to make this more than simply a port or change of platform. We needed to make something from the ground up, that stayed true to what makes Defiance great, but innovates and makes it even GREATER. Many of the pain points that you all have discussed here on the forums over the years have been thoroughly dissected. I assure you that we have been listening, and with Defiance 2050, we are addressing these concerns. But in order to do that, changes must be made. Defiance 2050 will be like a whole new game, with entirely new systems. Gone will be the days of RNG determining everything that you do. Gone are the days of very little choice over how you want to play Defiance. These changes are wide sweeping, and will transform Defiance into a completely different experience. In order to move forward with this new and improved experience, we have to move on from past systems. Systems that create massive inventory overload with hundreds of different synergies. Systems that create a very large gap between the lucky and the unlucky. Systems that were ultimately not created with the F2P experience in mind. So now we come full circle back to the issue at hand: why can't we transfer characters and items from Defiance to Defiance 2050? We looked at this problem from every possible angle, but the answer is ultimately very simple. Your items and characters will not function in Defiance 2050. They simply do not exist in the same way that they do currently. Your items will not work, because they will be entirely different. Your characters will not transfer, because we are changing the way you level, and how you level. A whole new experience required a whole new beginning. This was not a decision we made lightly, but was ultimately the best decision for the future of Defiance. We get to start a whole new experience, that will play entirely different from the previous one, and will be better for it. We sincerely hope that all of you get a chance to try this new experience with us, because we really feel that you will love these huge wide sweeping changes that we are making. We know that this decision impacts a lot of players, and we want the time and support you have spent in Defiance to matter. For those loyal players who have helped sustain this game for so long, we know that we could never have done this without you. The Valor system that we are implementing will be how we show that appreciation. Rest assured we will make sure that there will be exclusive, unable to obtain items that will be unique to Valor. Keep an eye out for some very detailed information coming about this system sometime next week. It has been a great ride with you all over the past several years, and as we move forward, Defiance 2050 is going to be the experience you have always wanted. We sincerely hope that we will see you all in the new frontier, and over the coming weeks we will be revealing more and more about these key systems we know you will love.
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