Trion Worlds released its ambitious, yet lukewarmly received, shooter title Defiance two weeks ago and the developers are already working on their first post-launch patch due out next week.
A client side patch will allow players to replay the main story missions after completing them, improving the quality of in-game pop-up menus and allowing voice/text chat channels to be muted independent of each others. These aren’t exactly world changing features but it is nice to see the devs adding new options for those who wish to play the game solo, or mute out annoying kids screaming over their headsets!
Trion will also be issuing a week-long bonus to XP, Loot and an exclusive in-game item, the Daredevil, to all players who signed up during the game’s launch week due to some technical issues. It’s always nice to see developers making amends when something goes wrong.
Defiance is a third person shooter developed by Trion Worlds that was released recently and one of its main selling points is the eventual tie-in with the SyFy show of the same name. Set in a future San Francisco Bay, players can choose to either to become a member of an alien race, or you know stay human, and play with thousands of other players. Reviewers have stated that the game’s pacing is a little slow but a smooth launch and a strong collection of collectable weapons have boosted its review scores among critics.