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“Watch the show. Play the game.” That’s how Trion Worlds/NBC Universal is promoting Defiance, an upcoming TV series and third person shooter/MMO premiering in April. The concept of Defiance is something new to the world of entertainment, as it was developed as a series and a game from its conception.
Both the series and the game are set in a terrafuture world. In 2013, an alien race known as Voltans have come to Earth as refugees after their solar system was destroyed. They find that the planet is already occupied by humans and most of the millions of Voltans orbit the planet on their ships/arks in hypersleep. Now during the long negotiations for occupancy, a series of events occur to change the Earth as we know it. The “Arkfall” event is the most significant of these. The arks mysteriously explode, killing millions of Voltans and the falling debris ultimately changes the planet both physically and biochemically. This makes Earth a danger zone for anyone on it. The series/game takes place 33 years after the Voltan arrived and the events unfolded.
The series looks amazing, but the game is what really has me interested. A third person shooter/MMO that takes place in realtime, you can play it alone or in groups of friends. It has PvE and PvP gameplay and its seamless world allows you the freedom to explore. The game is constantly going, even when you aren’t playing. When you join the game, it’s bringing you into events as they are occurring at that time. Whether it’s into a mini “Arkfall” event or a battle, you will be experiencing it as it’s happening in the game world. The game has plenty of gear, weapons and vehicles to acquire as you level and explore. Questing, instances and PvP experiences make up the gameplay, not to mention the chance to shoot some pretty, badass bosses. The game will be available in 3 platforms; PC, Playstation3 and Xbox 360.
Games that are based on a TV series are not new, but what makes the concept of Defiance unique is that it was developed as a transmedia project from the beginning. The developers of both worked together on the concept as it naturally progressed in the creative process. That will hopefully give them both some continuity. The game launches first; on April 2, 2013, with the series premiering two weeks later on April 15, 2013 on SyFy. The idea could be a hit, bringing huge profits to everyone involved in the project. MMO subscription revenues can last for years, just look at World of Warcraft. Or it can turn out like Trion Worlds title; Rift, which while it is a good game and had a great launch, it went Free-to-Play after losing subscribers. But this is a third person shooter/MMO and that may help it outlast the many other MMO titles who have found their way to the ranks of F2P. Only time will tell.