After 8 years of Defiance and 3 years of Defiance 2050, it was announced that both titles are being sunsetted on April 29, 2021. The reason that this is happening now is that the games "could no longer sustain themselves", which doesn't sound like they were keen on canceling both games. For players that purchased Bits until February 24, 2021, they will be usable until April 29, and as of yesterday, all-cash purchases in-game are disabled, which makes sense.
Here's the current state of affairs for the game until April 29, 2021:
- 95% discount on all in-game items sold for Bits in the Defiance Store.
- Every 1-2 weeks, we will hold a server event for Defiance and Defiance 2050.
- Server Boosts for Skill, Reputation, and Experience Points will be active.
- Item giveaways.
So for those who are still playing, they should have a decent time until both games come to an end. The journey itself has been fairly strange, with a tie-in TV show that received surprisingly solid reviews during its three-season run. It even has a 7/10 on IMDB, which means on average both the critics and the audience liked the show, so if you were ever interested in the game and the lore, perhaps the TV show would be of interest to you.
For those who are being left out in the cold due to Defiance closing, there's a bunch of codes that players can use to get a headstart for other games on gamigo. There's Trove: THXANDSEEYOUINTROVE, ArcheAge: WELCOMEARKHUNTERAA, ArcheAge Unchained: WELCOMEARKHUNTERAAU, and Desert Operations, with its code forthcoming. All of the codes will be valid until May 31, 2021, so you have time to try out all of them.