Defiance, Rift dev reveals free-to-play RPG Trove

Trion Worlds reveals brand-new PC game with "dynamically generated worlds"; alpha signups available now.

Defiance and Rift developer Trion Worlds today announced Trove, an all-new free-to-play online adventure role-playing game, created by a "small team" over the past year.

According to Trion Worlds, Trove will feature "dynamically generated worlds" that are "fully constructible and destructible." This will give players an "endless universe" of worlds to explore, the developer said.

Beginning today, players can sign up for Trove's alpha testing period through the game's website. Trion said it plans to speak directly with testers and forums like Reddit to determine the direction the game will ultimately take.

Trion also said that Trove players will be able to create and build "things" outside of the game and then import their constructions directly into the game world. No release date for Trove has been set.

Times have been tough at Trion of late. This summer, the company closed its San Diego branch and shut down its European publishing office.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

Discussion

36 comments
jessie82
jessie82

and so the minecraft fad/hype/era continues

if anything it looks like cube world

Mr_BillGates
Mr_BillGates

PC exclusives are forgettable. Simply undesired by any gamer in the planet that isn't a 3rd world country stuck with F2Ps and MMOs.

wolf503
wolf503

I was really interested in the concept of dynamic worlds until I realised it looks just like minecraft :/

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

Ah another boring minecrap clone.  I liked minecrap in it's beginnings, but now it's just utterly boring, as well as WAY overly copied.

razrabbit
razrabbit

I was interested until the reddit thing.

Screw reddit.  

Tripwolf
Tripwolf

Free-to-Play?

...Will they be selling individual blocks in the game world?

DIGN
DIGN

Stick to Defiance and try to make it better.

Sarg1010
Sarg1010

Looks suspiciously like CubeWorld...

McDog3
McDog3

I'll stick to my heavily modded Minecraft thank you :)

Fursnake
Fursnake

Minecraft clone and all aside, are they going to support this game better than they support Defiance?

RossRichard
RossRichard

Now THIS is a blatant Minecraft clone. Wow, I thought Terraria was bad.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

|I've seen some Minecraft rip-offs in my time but WOW this takes the biscuit!

Marshydude1
Marshydude1

Will never touch a TW product ever again after the way they handled defiance

Xx_DemonSoul_xX
Xx_DemonSoul_xX

Oh boy... another piece of crap free to stupid game with graphics that rival the Commodore 64. Woo Hoo... Can't freaking wait.

jZangetsu21
jZangetsu21

Wow, taking ideas from GW2 now? Oh well, Defiance and Rift are bad games. At least they're taking ideas from a good MMORPG.

Damnation_6
Damnation_6

Looks like a Cubeworld ripoff at first glance. I hope its not tho....

zura_janai
zura_janai

a game that is made by tirion and it is not released in eu/na???

ARCHEAAAAAAAAGE!!!!

supermoc10
supermoc10

Damn. Cube World ain't even out of Alpha and it already got ripped off.

summersgod
summersgod

Hmmmmm reminds me of another game but I can't quite think of it

SpLiTMaN
SpLiTMaN

@Mr_BillGates pc exclusives forgetable????....eum what? crysis 1 diablo starcraft STALKER day of defeat battlefield 1 thru 2145..leagues of legends and thats just without thinking about it...


jessie82
jessie82

@RossRichard have you played terraria? it has way more than building shit you ignorant fool

luciann
luciann

@RossRichard You are ignorant. Minecraft wasn't the first sandbox game where you could mine and build things, it was the first one 3D. Yeah is original, but exactly as you would say that all FPS are Doom clones 

McDog3
McDog3

@Amaregas Which copied from Minecraft, which was inspired by Infiniminer

Solace427
Solace427

@summersgod They probably sat there and said "The idea isn't mine so I'll have to use trade-craft to avoid suspicion"

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

@summersgod Hmm ya me too. One that does not have Microtransactions, and a MASSIVE modding community that rivals anything a small team could produce, and again for free.


Saketume
Saketume

@summersgod  

I WONDER WHAT GAME THAT COULD BE

My mind can't come up with a crafty suggestion to help you.

RossRichard
RossRichard

@luciann @RossRichard Who cares? Minecraft is the one that got popular, so it is the one that this game will be compared to. Besides, look at this screenshot and then a screenshot of Minecraft and tell me they don't look alike.

Sl4cka
Sl4cka

@Saketume @summersgod Yess, It's just on the tip of the tongue. Starts with an M.. or N... or wait maybe an X. Ahh.. what could it be indeed...

luciann
luciann

@RossRichard @luciann Yeah, ofc they do look alike, because in order to have a 100% destructible environment you must make it from blocks. Too much blocks and the PC/console will crash. True you could make flowers and other stuff more realistic, but the contrast with the background will be too big. I think for next at least 5 years all sanbox games will look like minecraft or lego (which is far better protected by copyright laws )