The team at DefianceForum.com been nothing short of vocal in their support for getting Defiance on Steam and, while Trion Worlds has certainly not said the game won't be coming to Steam, they also haven't confirmed it yet. Well, it looks like we might have that confirmation, as the game has appeared in the Steam database.
If you're unfamiliar with the Steam database, here's a quick debriefing. The database can be browsed at http://steamdb.info/, where they compile a mass amount of information on games that are listed internally to appear on Steam. If we're lucky, occasionally we get confirmation on games that haven't even been announced yet.
In this case, Defiance has been announced but not confirmed for Steam. At this time, the only way we know that players will be able to play is through the independent Trion Worlds launcher. However, it looks like that is about to change, according to Steamdb.info, the game may be coming to Steam after all.
The above image (click to enlarge) was posted on SteamDB.info in regards to Defiance: Test App 224600 is clearly attributed to 'Defiance' and is tied to Trion Worlds. This, of course, isn't surefire proof that the game is coming to Steam but it definitely suggests that this will be the case!
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