Defiance Free Weekend Is Not A Sign Of Declining Subscribers
Have you had the opportunity to try the cross-media MMORPG game Defiance? Well now you’ve got a chance as the developers, Trion Worlds, have just announced an upcoming free-to-play weekend on Steam.
The weekend event begins later today, May 23rd, and will run through until May 26th. Following the event will be a marathon on the Syfy channel showcasing all 6 of the episodes currently available for the TV series.
Accompanying the free-to-play event will be a stream discount for both the Standard Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition, offering a 30% price reduction on both packages. Many have already said this is a warning for current players, speculating that this early free-to-play weekend is a sign of struggling subscriber numbers.
Five years ago, that may have been the case. However recent games, such as Guild Wars 2 and The Secret World, both hosted near-release free-to-play events and both are considered to be quite successful today. So ignore the haters, forget the launch day woes and head into the exciting world of Defiance this weekend.