Try Defiance Free, Buy It Cheap This Weekend

I hope you’re ready for some post apocalyptic, sci-fi action! The Windows version of Trion Worlds’ Defiance is discounted by 30 percent right now on Steam, and Steam users can also try out the game for free this weekend, Trion Worlds announced today.

The Standard Edition of the game will drop from $59.99 to $41.99, and the Deluxe Edition from $99.99 to $69.99. Also, you’ll get a discount on Bits, the in-game currency of Defiance.

Trion is also running a 72-hour free trial on Steam, so you can try it out without any commitment.

The promotion ties in with the crossover TV show. Syfy’s putting up the series’ first six episodes for free on-demand viewing on its website all weekend long. On Memorial Day, May 27, the network will marathon those episodes from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Defiance is an interesting experiment in content crossing over between a persistent online game and the scripted world of a television show. This could be the wave of the future. Microsoft announced similar crossover projects in their Xbox One reveal.

This is a great opportunity to try out one of the most exciting new franchises for free! I’m not much of an MMO gamer but I think I’ll be giving Defiance a spin this weekend. I’m a fan of the show and I’ve heard good things about the tie in-game. Also, the price is right. Keep those great deals coming, Steam!

[Via: Steam]

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