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  • Blog Post: Defiance Going Free-To-Play

    Trion World’s MMO shooter Defiance will be going free to play on June 4th on PC. The target date for PS3 is July 15, with Xbox 360’s date currently unknown. The free-to-play model will be similar to Rift (and the upcoming ArcheAge), with no gated content but many available convenience items... More
  • Blog Post: Trion Worlds Closes San Diego Studio, Ex-CEO Returns

    The trouble continues at Trion Worlds, with news that the studio behind the MMO/television hybrid project Defiance has been shuttered. Trion Worlds confirmed to PC Gamer that the company's San Diego studio has been closed. This news follows some previous rounds of layoffs that were conducted in the... More
  • Blog Post: Defiance Gamer Makes It Onto TV Show

    Zachary Prast has won the first contest Trion and SyFy ran to feature a gamer from the 360/PS3/PC MMO shooter on the cable show of the same name. By earning more than triple the average rate of salvage per hour – meaning he farmed monsters and loot drops more efficiently than anyone else –... More
  • Blog Post: Zombies May Overrun Defiance If You Don't Stop Them

    As if the residents of post-apocalyptic San Francisco didn’t have enough to worry about, the world of Defiance is now besieged with zombie-like enemies. Continuing the cross-media connection between Trion Worlds’ Defiance and Syfy’s television series of the same name, actions in the... More
  • Blog Post: Trion Worlds Hit With Layoffs

    We've received an official comment confirming the reports that Defiance publisher and developer Trion Worlds has just conducted substantial layoffs of staff. IGN broke the news, based on information from anonymous sources. According to the source, the company's San Diego studio, which created... More
  • Blog Post: Defiance Gets New Hellbug Crossover Missions

    In the time between the launch of Defiance the game and Defiance the SyFy channel show, there were time-limited missions available featuring two of the series' main characters. Since then, Trion Worlds has been patching bugs and making the game significantly more playable . For the first time since... More
  • Blog Post: Defiance Getting First Substantial DLC Update With Free And Paid Options

    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... More
  • Blog Post: One Million Defiance Players Equals A Lot Of Squished Hellbugs

    Defiance has been out for just over a month, and already the MMO open-world shooter has racked up some impressive user numbers. Trion Worlds is touting the success of the game side of the trans-media initiative. Over 1 million players have created accounts, taking to the San Francisco Bay Area to hunt... More
  • Blog Post: Win Defiance Ultimate Edition From Us And A Special TV Appearance From SyFy Channel

    Winners have been chosen! Congratulations to Azaiatavin, TheBritishness, and Starbucknessmonster. Check for messages and get back to us with the info we requested. Thanks to all that entered. As you might have heard, a few of us have been defending the San Francisco Bay Area (circa 2046) from mutants... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 04/19/13

    Some Game Informer editors will visit the dangerous world of Defiance with anyone brave enough to join them . New releases and a classic PlayStation role-playing game are also on the to-do lists this weekend. Mike Futter : Injustice has captured my attention with its solid story mode, interactive backdrops... More
  • Blog Post: [Updated] PSA: Defiance Patch 1.010 Out – Servers Back Online, Users Reporting Problems

    [Update #2] Servers for the patched platforms (PC and Xbox 360) are now back online. Be aware that many users are reporting a variety of problems. The official Defiance forums have the most current information available as Trion Worlds gets things ironed out. [Update #1] Trion has also taken the PC version... More
  • Blog Post: Trion Worlds' Nathan Richardson Talks The Future Of Defiance And Player Good Will

    Truth be told, if it weren't for the SyFy Channel tie-in, I may not have purchased Defiance. My intention was always to play on the Xbox 360 (though watching Game Informer PC editor Adam Biessener shook my resolve a bit), and the early days on Microsoft's platform were rocky to say the least... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Play MMOs At Launch?

    Rocky MMO launches are nothing new, from the prehistoric days of Ultima Online through World of Warcraft and the present day. Long wait times, bugs, and glitches tend to expose themselves when the masses finally step into these vast worlds. As much as developers try to anticipate and prevent any mishaps... More
  • Blog Post: Defiance Developers Address Launch Issues, Patches On The Way

    Defiance, the shooter MMO/SyFy television show hybrid released recently, and it has had some issues out of the gate, most notably the Xbox 360 version of the game. Nathan Richardsson, Defiance's executive producer has posted a message to let everyone know that they are aware of the issues, and are... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 04/05/13

    Editors are starting to dive into new games like Defiance now that some of them have finished up BioShock Infinite. Well, they will if the game actually works this weekend. Mike Futter : After an amazing first week at Game Informer, I feel on top of the world… so I'm going to conquer it. Civilization... More
  • Blog Post: Prepare For Defiance With 120 Perk-Bestowing Codes

    Trion Worlds and Syfy are no doubt excited to get players into their open-world/MMO shooter, Defiance, which arrives tomorrow. If you are planning on stepping into the shoes of one of the game's treasure-seeking "ark hunters," you can give yourself a leg up right now. Over the past few... More
  • Blog Post: The Second Season Of TV Show/Video Game Crossover Defiance Is Already In The Works

    Defiance, the upcoming SyFy television show and accompanying video game, has not aired or released yet, but that isn't stopping plans for the second season. In an interview with IndieWire.com , Kevin Murphy confirmed to the website that season two is already being planned, and that goes for both... More
  • Blog Post: Trion Worlds Announces April 2 Defiance Release With New Trailer

    Trion Worlds has announced that its upcoming shooter Defiance is coming this April, and it marked the news by releasing a live-action trailer. The game is unusual in that it's also the subject of a new Syfy TV show. The Defiance trailer shows a group of Ark Hunters traveling to Mos Eisley's Cantina... More
  • Blog Post: Defiance Beta Taking Signups

    Get a sneak peek at the cross-platform MMO that runs alongside the upcoming SyFy television series by throwing your name in for Defiance’s Advanced Mission Beta 1. Players brave the many dangers of Defiance’s near-future San Francisco as genetically modified “ark hunters.” Mutated... More
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