The lights are on
Trion Worlds is getting ready to roll out the first major batch of added content for its open-world shooter, Defiance. The tentative offerings were announced today, giving players multiple options for expanding their experiences.
Included in Patch 1.020 will be new television tie-ins, which we haven't seen since the game's early days and prior to the premiere of the SyFy Channel show. This time, the connections will be in the form of a new "Siege" game type, though producer Nathan Richardson (whom we had the opportunity to interview a few weeks back) isn't quite ready to share details.
This year, Richardson and his team are planning five DLC packs, each of which will have a store update, a paid component, and something for free that will keep people playing together (something he stressed in our talk). According to his latest post, the first major content update will focus on the Castithan race, including the ability to play as one. If you don't want to start over, you'll be able to buy a change of name, appearance, or both from the store.
Other updates, like a complete overhaul to the salvage matrix, are also in the works. Richardson wisely addresses Defiance's continuing struggles amidst strong player reception and over one million user accounts. In his words, "We know we aren't perfect yet." It's clear that Trion Worlds is trying, though. You can see the likely list of updates for the Castithan DLC below, read the entire blog post here, and read our extensive impressions.
You get this when you buy the DLC for $10:
You get this in the DLC for Free
You can buy these individually from the store:
[Source: Defiance Blog]
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Arrrghh I need to get this game!
I've been keeping myself busy with Dark Arisen and Injustice while I wait for the first Premium DLC. Looks like the wait is almost over!
Yea I look into this
And yes, it's actually alright.
wutup with da ultralisk in the picture
I actually like Defiance but I'm still on the fence about whether or not I want to invest any more money in this game. I'd rather the devs fix all the bugs, and there many, many bugs.
hardcore defiance player input:
i love the game but have been on the fence with the dlc since we didnt know what it was. but this is what all of us playing have been waiting for. all of this is awesome and cant come soon enough. love all the additions.
10 bucks for a patch? When it's still full of bugs?
Awesome. I knew buying the Season Pass would be worth it.
If I get this game, which I may sometime this year, this looks like a good use of $10.
I finally might bite and pick up this game. It sounds like I would have at least some fun with it.
'“Defiance is the game that everyone will love” – Said nobody. Ever.'
That's probably one of the best quotes I've ever read by a developer.
I'm curious to see how the charge blades change up the close range PvP game, and what the new Siege mode is all about and how it would relate to the show. And dueling sounds like it could be fun, too. Good thing I bought the Season Pass.
NO NOT THE CONTOLE BASE ON TOP OF THE SHILD WHY!!!!!!!