So Defiance Games...yeah, what can I say about it? They apparently still owe money to Torn Armor and haven't returned it. Lawyers are being set on both sides, but frankly, that's another issue entirely.
Then there's the latest update from their Kickstarter (here) which is worrying to say the least. Apparently they've decided to move all production to China for the Hardsuits. Oh joy, this can't possibly go wrong. Can it? For those who remember WGF and Tony's initial forays into china production, yes it can.
So the update was posted on Mar 1 2014 when the KS is supposed to be shipped in between Feb-April 2014....Yeah, that makes me feel so much better that DG suddenly decided to up and switch production material as well as production location ONE month before the actual shipping date. At this rate, they'll be lucky if they make it for Q2 2014.
Not to mention they BARELY manage to produce their own stuff on time when they're personally overseeing their production, let alone when they're producing it in another country entirely. And let's be frank here, in a country full of mavericks. I'm not saying China production is bad but I work MOSTLY with Chinese manufacturers and shit, the stuff they can get up to or the excuses they give are just mind boggling at times.
I guess that's why they say in their update they have no clue when the hardsuits will actually be produced (if they're produced) but they're going to keep it slow. And steady. Personally, it's an even bet if this KS or Raging Heroes will finish first.
As others have so cynically said, this may just be the prelude to the end where months down the road, DG comes up with a statement saying the Chinese never produced their stuff, they're all out of money, so sorry backers etc etc. Hopefully it doesn't come to that, but with Tony, you NEVER know.