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Defiance will see a third season on Syfy, while Trion is set to celebrate with a new Aftermath update for the PC game.
"As we head toward Season 2 of the Defiance television show, we expect that many new fans will want to join the world of Defiance, and having a system that allows them to experience the Defiance universe for free is good for everyone," Trion explained.
Trion Worlds' sci-fi MOBA, End of Nations, is now on hold, following years of tumultuous development.
Voxel-y sandbox worlds with digging and building and crafting are all the rage nowadays, and Trion Worlds has one of its own too. The Rift and Defiance developer last week announced its free-to-play Trove, which is a fair bit like all those other sandbox games, but with the novel idea of carrying your home base over from procedural world to procedural world.
Defiance's first major expansion, the Castithan Charge Pack, will hit PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on August 20.
MMO developer Trion Worlds continues to reorganize. After gutting its Defiance team earlier this year, the company has announced that it is now shutting down its San Diego office.
End of Nations executive producer Scot Lane said the move to MOBA was relatively easy because it was already a combat intensive game, but that the MMO aspects were "underdeveloped and didn't resonate well" with fans when Trion took the game over from former developer Petroglyph. But, "the combat felt like it was on a trajectory to be compelling and fun."
Because buying an MMORPG without having played it is a baffling and awful idea, TV tie-in MMO Defiance has launched a three-day trial for the PC edition.
Troubled Trion Worlds title End of Nations has apparently gotten a facelift, changing the game from an MMO RTS to a MOBA. The official website for the game revealed the new genre, and Trion said they will make an official announcement on Wednesday with more details.
Trion Worlds and the Syfy network are holding a contest to put a player's Defiance in-game character into the show, complete with a fleshed-out story from the show's writers.
We said before that Trion Worlds planned to turn its MMORPG Rift free-to-play on this day but, you know, what sort of company expects people to remember things like that in the excitement of E3? But it has, and everyone can now play it as much as they please without paying a penny.
Trion Worlds has undergone yet another round of layoffs, a new report confirms, this time affecting the Defiance team in San Diego.
By today's standards, an MMORPG running for over two years before going free-to-play has been pretty successful with the subscription model. So well done, Rift. Developer Trion Worlds today announced that it will switch the MMO to F2P on June 12, a respectable 25 months after launching. It'll do the usual microtransaction stuff, of course.
Trion Worlds has detailed the first DLC pack for Defiance and some general future DLC plans, and the show has been picked up for a second season.
If you're in the mood for a free-flowing shooter with the novelty of being surrounded by dozens of other players, then Defiance is a decent pick, but if you're the type of gamer who craves either a good story or an active player community then this one is not for you.
Defiance developer Trion Worlds has given a more detailed explanation for its DLC plans, and offered an apology for its server troubles.
The open-world shooter Defiance is expected to launch on April 2, and Trion Worlds is planning to put the game through its paces one last time with its final beta on March 22. It will be the third for PC players, but the first for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 users.
A press event in San Francisco allows us to get some hands-on time with Trion Worlds upcoming SyFy MMO, Defiance.
Trion Worlds' upcoming MMO-ish persistent world shooter Defiance promises "no subscription required" to play. But, it will offer a $40 DLC season pass.