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Defiance 2050 – Closed Beta dates revealed for open world sci-fi shooter

[Beta signup] Trion Worlds, developer of of RIFT and publisher of ArcheAge, today announced the Closed Beta schedule for its latest project, the open world sci-fi shooter Defiance 2050. Closed Beta will run during the weekend of 20 April to 22…

Defiance 2050 – Trion Worlds announces new Free-to-Play online shooter

[Beta signup] Trions Worlds, developer of Defiance and RIFT, today revealed its latest project, Defiance 2050. Confirmed to be Free-to-Play and launching this summer for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, Defiance 2050 is an online shooter set in apost-apocalyptic…

Defiance – Sci-fi title is now Free-to-Play for PC after latest game patch

[Register] First announced early last month, Defiance is now officially Free-to-Play for the PC platform. Developed by Trion Worlds, Defiance is a sci-fi MMORPG with a live TV series running in the United States. For players on PlayStation 3 and…

Defiance – Trion Worlds announces Free-to-Play switch coming this June

[Source] Trion World just announced that starting June 4 on PC and mid-July on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, players will be able to download the Defiance client and experience the entire Bay Area storyline, original end-game content, and future…

Trion Worlds – San Diego studio closes as Defiance operations shifts

[Source] According to an article on PC Gamer and confirmed by Trion Worlds, the developer/ publisher is closing its San Diego studio. Operations for Defiance, the company’s latest online title, will shift back to its Redwood City main offices, alongside…

Trion Worlds – Former executive comments on new round of layoffs

I am sure most readers would have read about Trion Worlds’ new round of layoffs by now, in which many employees were apparently given the boot out. Teams in Austin, Redwood Shores and San Diego are said to be dramatically…

Defiance – Game going live next week with no monthly subscription

[Game website] Mainly just a PSA (public service announcement), Trion’s latest MMORPG, Defiance, will be going live next week on 2nd April 2013. For those who are worrying about the business model, it is be buy-to-play (B2P), with no monthly…

Defiance – Open world co-op boss fights with tons of guns

[Beta signup] Launching this April together with a TV drama series, Defiance is aiming to take the sci-fi genre to the next level by merging the storyline of the series with that of the MMO version’s. Basically a 3rd person…

Defiance – Beta signups begin on cool promotional site

[Beta signup] Heard of the upcoming third-person online shooter, Defiance? Well, most people have no idea what that is despite the big tie-up with a live TV series. No matter, it is developed by Trion Worlds of RIFT fame, and…

RIFT – Developer announces workforce reduction

RIFT developer, Trion Worlds, earlier announced that the company went through a round of staff layoffs “in response to market conditions, product timelines and the natural evolution of our company”. It was estimated by various websites that around 30 to…

Defiance – New developer diary talks open world PvP goodness

[Game website] I was never a fan of open world PvP, and to some extent, I still am. The only exception now is PlanetSide 2, where I don’t get ganked while killing a PvE boss halfway. I sure hope Defiance…

Defiance booth – The game which got away

Why was Defiance “the game which got away”? Well, it is because the game ran into some technical error and my group never really got to play it. I was in the game for like 2 minutes, and Defiance is…

Defiance – The link between the MMO and TV

[Game website] I never really fully understood the concept of Trion Worlds’ upcoming online shooter, Defiance, but after watching this new video, I really got a 100% clearer picture of the whole project. After being hugely successful with RIFT, developer…

Defiance – Combat trailer debuts

[Game website] Been quite a while since Trion Worlds, the creators of RIFT, teased the gaming world about Defiance. A collaboration with USA TV channel Syfy will see a TV series produced based on the game, but to some extent…