Defiance Free-to-Play Dated

By Marc Caccamise, 4 years ago
Trion Worlds' sci-fi MMO, Defiance, which is adopting a free-to-play strategy, is shooting for a July release date for the Xbox 360. The game has already been re-released under free-to-play on PC, likely done so in time for the debut of Season Two of the game's tie-in SyFy series, but those on consoles will have to wait a little longer.

The game is of course already available for those who would like to purchase it now, and Trion Worlds has outlined a reward package for those who do. Any player who purchases a new box or digital copy of the game will receive the following:

• A grant of 1,000 Arkforge, in-game currency redeemable for resetting weapon mastery, upgrading a weapon’s power rating or even bumping an uncommon weapon to epic rarity.
• 4 Character Slots, 5 Loadouts, up to 75 Ark Keycodes and a minimum 70 Inventory Slots.
• 30 days of Paradise Patron status; Paradise Patrons are granted:
- Boosts to skill, XP, scrip, salvage and reputation gain rates that stack with the matching boosts available in the store.
- 10% store-wide discount – on boosts, costumes, lock boxes, all of it!
- A grab bag of one-hour boosts or Arkforge from Daily and Weekly Ark Hunter Bonus Lock Boxes.
So there is at least some incentive to buying the game instead of going with the free-to-play model, but that'll be up to you to decide if it is incentive enough. There is also a new trailer that has been released to promote the start of the new pricing strategy.

Trion Worlds is targeting July 15th, more specifically, for the free-to-play, re-release of Defiance on the Xbox 360.
Marc Caccamise
Written by Marc Caccamise
Writer of news, features, and reviews for TrueAchievements since June 2013. Discovered the incredible world of video games at a young age with Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf, and haven't looked back since. Outside of gaming, I'm usually found reading up on various history topics or rooting for the lowly Buffalo Bills and Sabres.