When developer Trendy announced the sequel to the popular tower-defense game Dungeon Defender players were elated. However, their elation quickly turned to apprehension as it was revealed Dungeon Defender 2’s development would be focused on turning it into Free-to-Play MOBA-style PvP game. While some players expressed concern over the franchise heading F2P, an even larger majority resented the game’s change in focus. Trendy seems to have realized its mistake and so has announced an about-face; ditching the old design, retaining the F2P, and moving forward with a true DD sequel.
In a thread posted on the official Dungeon Defenders 2 forums, Studio Director Dave Loyd announced the return to DD’s roots. Speaking to fans, Loyd expressed his desire for the community to become more involved in the development process:
“I believe that as players, we want to share memorable gaming experiences with our friends. We want to share our ideas and insights with the developers who make the games we love and have our voices heard. As Studio Director, I am working to enable ways for you to share and get involved. Our approach to this reboot of Dungeon Defenders II keeps that principle close to the heart, and we intend to provide even more methods for you to help us mold Dungeon Defenders into a game that will resonate in these very ways.”
Loyd goes on to say the team plans on announcing the “first initiative” towards involving players later this month “around an important date”. That “important date” could bee alluding to Halloween or any of these other really important dates in history that occurred in October.
In any case, interested players can expect more details regarding Dungeon Defender 2’s progress soon with a tentative launch sometime this upcoming spring.