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Defiance 2050

7 months ago

Rift and Defiance studio Trion Worlds reportedly hit by massive layoffs after buyout

October is meant to be a spooky month, but it's been positively terrifying for free-to-play MMO studios - the latest victim is Trion Worlds, the team behind decent enough fantasy RPG Rift and the recently rebooted shoot n' looter Defiance 2050, among others. According to reports from Gamasutra and Polygon, the studio has been bought out by German mobile publisher Gamigo, and the layoffs are…

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11 months ago

Free-to-play shooter re-launch Defiance 2050 is out now

I consider Defiance one of the more underrated online shooters of its time. A tie-in with the Syfy (ugh) channel's post-apocalyptic space-western TV series, it offered open-world looting and shooting roughly on par with Borderlands, but with a greater focus on cooperative multiplayer and (in my humble opinion) better guns. Today, its much-touted relaunch - Defiance 2050 - was released as free-to-play, although those expecting a massive…

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Free-to-play shoot-n’-looter Defiance 2050 launches July

Despite being tied into TV show of questionable quality, MMO shooter Defiance wasn't half bad, offering similar kicks to Borderlands, but with with more solid combat and guns that feel designed by human hands instead of being cobbled together mostly at random. It's relaunching this July 10th (with an open beta scheduled for June 22nd-25th) under name Defiance 2050. Redesigned as free-to-play from the ground up,…

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1 year ago

MMO shooter Defiance to be revamped up to current gen

Defiance was an odd little thing. A solid enough Borderlands-esque MMO loot n' shooter, tied in to a mostly-okay TV series. It came, it saw, it faded from the public eye and joined the ranks of a thousand other forgotten MMOs; still active but seldom talked about, supported by a skeleton crew of developers. While Trion Worlds have done well to support Defiance over the…

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