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Defiance developers focusing on fixing server crashes and lag, will 'frequently re-prioritize'

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Defiance, the new cross-platform MMO from Trion Worlds, has had a bumpy launch like many other MMOs, and the developers are currently addressing issues with crashes and lag, said executive producer Nathan Richardsson today in a blog post.

"We try to be in a position to respond to change and react to feedback," said Richardsson. "That means we frequently re-prioritize and re-evaluate, we course-correct."

There are four issues the team sees as the most pressing problems at the moment, according to Richardsson: server crashes, which have been particularly prevalent on Xbox 360; lag, which can be exacerbated by the crashes; an inability to patch the game, which prevents people from playing at all; and game crashes.

The developers released a patch for the Windows PC version last night to address crashes, along with a server update; another server update is coming today.

Defiance launched April 2 on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The Syfy TV show that it's tied to premieres April 15.