The lights are on
When Defiance was released back in April, publisher Trion Worlds offered up a season pass for $39.99. In addition to in-game goods, the benefit of the pass was a 20 percent savings on DLC. The first of those packs is finally coming next week.
The Castithan Charge pack was first announced back in May, and it's taken quite a long time to see it through to release.
If you purchase the pack for $9.99 or have the season pass, here's what you are getting:
The only thing missing from the original list is the "charge weapons starter pack." Here's what every Defiance player will get when the update goes live:
In May, it seemed that every player would receive the Battle Arenas mode, but it appears to now be restricted to paying members.
Trion is late to the starting line on the season pass content, and to fulfill the promised 20 percent discount, the publisher will need to release four more packs of this size. You'll be able to get your hands on this one on August 20.
Our TakeThe recent closure of Trion's San Diego studio isn't good news for Defiance. The project was extremely ambitious, and the promised transmedia influence between the show and the television show never really materialized. There were parallel events that connected the two properties, but it never felt like actions in the game steered the show at all.
Trion has a lot of ground to make up for season pass holders. The Castithan pack was announced three months ago, and part of the fanfare was the siege mode, intended to strengthen the bonds across media. Whether that interaction is still planned is unknown, and the show is currently on hiatus.
Season passes are a risk. Every time a story like this pops up, I get closer to swearing them off entirely.
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Yeah I definitely regret buying the season pass seeing how I don't even play this anymore. It was fun at first but got really boring quick. It's good to see them finally get this out the door, I will give this a try, hopefully it's good and they deliver on the future DLC releases. If not then I will never buy another product by this company ever again.
Totally forgot I got this game of the steam summer sale for $15. I should start playing it sometime soon.
Done sold that ish already.
I never considered this game because of all the annoying ads they put on this site months before it released.
I really regret buying this season pass well and the game also
I'm having to put this game up in my Top 5 worst game purchases list.
Just in time for this dog to go belly up. So long suckers!
Yay! This is great news! Was starting to wonder if buying the season was worth it. Hopefully the other dlc's will be just as nice.
I play it on PC. I love the game. I play the main storyline completely solo and have a lot of fun. I joined a clan. I do some co-op and mp with them. I play it for an hour or two every night and haven't grown bored with it. Looking forward to the DLC; I want my Earth lightsaber.
This is awesome, I will be buying this. Defiance is a great game with awesome gunplay/gameplay. I have put a ton of time into this game. I really enjoy the COOP missions along with the SP being separate from MP. I have to get back into it and this DLC will help with that. I hope Trion can keep it going though. Also, would love to see Defiance or Defiance 2 on the PS4. Also, I really enjoyed the show as well.