According to The Hollywood Reporter, Trion Worlds’ Defiance will be unveiled at E3 next week! Trion is responsible for the just released dynamic fantasy MMO Rift that released in early March.
Even with the successful Rift, Defiance will be unique in it’s own right, as Trion has been working with Syfy on a new franchise that will launch as both a shooter MMO and a television show.
Also, this MMO is not exclusive to PC as it will also be releasing on both the PlayStation 3 as well as the Xbox 360. The Hollywood Reporter goes on to offer some details about the game.
“Set on a future Earth, Defiance introduces players and Syfy viewers to a world ravaged by decades of conflict, where humans and aliens live together in a world the likes of which no one has seen. The game combines the frenetic action of a top-tier console 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. The game’s story will take place in the San Francisco bay area, while the TV series will be set just outside of St. Louis, MO. Because they exist in a single universe, the show and the game will influence and evolve each other over time, with actions in both mediums driving the overall story of Defiance.”
The release date for the TV series and MMO game has yet to be announced, but the game has been in development for three years.