Defiance goes free-to-play next month

Defiance goes free-to-play next month

By Alex Calvin

May 2nd 2014 at 10:41AM

PS3 version will make the switch in July, Xbox 360 version to follow

The MMO game based on SyFy TV series Defiance will soon be free-to-play.

This change will take effect on June 4th for the PC version and July 15th for the PlayStation 3 edition. There are plans to have the Xbox 360 release make this transition, but a date has not been given yet. The developer is currently "discussing details", which probably means working out whether or not they can bypass the Xbox Live Gold firewall.

Speaking to Alist Daily, Trion Worlds producer Trick Dempsey said: "We've known this transition was coming for a long time, and we've been changing the game drastically to address these issues prior to launch.

"Defiance was never a subscription game, so many of the issues endemic to free-to-play transitions were simply not an issue for us. Instead, we faced issue with gameplay balance and feelings of significant progress throughout the experience of the game.

“We've been tackling these issues for a year now, and it's ready to make a good first impression on a much wider audience."

Story originally published on MCV.