It Goes Both Ways

Trion Worlds has been teasing me with this game for a couple of years now. It's nice to see it coming to light. Back in E3 2010, it was only mentioned briefly as the "SyFy Connected Game" and not covered at the appointment at all, other than to say that there was a project in the works for a game that would be interactively developed with an original science fiction television show. The game would launch with the show, and events in the ongoing story of the show would affect the game. But not only that, changes in the game brought about by the actions of the players would affect the direction of the story in the show. Players would literally be able to affect the unfolding of the story in both the game and the show. Then, this mystery game was one of the things I most looked forward to before attending E3 2011, but there was very limited information being given out and even that was only behind-closed-doors.

Defiance is the first multi-platform shooter MMO that, in a ground-breaking entertainment experience, interconnects with a global television program on Syfy. The game combines the intense action of a console third-person shooter, with the persistence, scale, and customization of an MMO, while its TV counterpart exudes the scope, story, and drama of a classic sci-fi epic. Further, the storylines of the television series and the MMO will directly affect each other.

Defiance is also the innovative serial drama coming to SyFy soon from the minds behind Battlestar Galactica and Farscape. Drifting through a terramorphed American landscape, the mysterious Joshua Nolan settles in a border town where aliens and humans fight against the fragility of peace. Tune in weekly as the citizens of Defiance thrive in this hostile world, and see how their struggles impact your war in the multi-platform MMO shooter from Trion Worlds.

A look behind the scenes of Defiance, the groundbreaking entertainment experience
interconnecting a Syfy television series and multi-platform shooter MMO from Trion Worlds.

In Defiance, the future is a dangerous place. Starship wreckage is raining to Earth in massive "Arkfall" events that transform the landscape. Experience one first-hand as countless other players -- and a star from the Syfy series -- battle to survive and profit. Watch Ark Hunters wield the weapons of tomorrow against alien-hybrid horrors in a dynamic, scaling encounter, then travel seamlessly through a unified world into the weekly TV series. This -- Defiance -- is the future of transmedia entertainment.

Being developed for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3, Defiance unites the MMORPG and Shooter game genres across the most popular platforms. Take a look at the E3 2012 Trailer, below...

Defiance E3 2012 Trailer: Bringing two worlds together

Now I'm totally stoked (again) and piqued for more info on this project. Oh, well... when I hear more, you'll be the first to know...