Set on a future Earth, Defiance introduces players and viewers to a world where humans and aliens live together on a planet transformed by decades of conflict. The game combines the intense action of a ‘AAA’ console shooter, with the persistence, scale, and customization of an MMO, while its TV counterpart weaves the rich tapestry of the world into a series with the scope, characters, and drama of a classic sci-fi epic. Because they exist in a single universe, the show and the game will influence each other and evolve together over time, with actions in both mediums driving the overall story of Defiance. – IGN Article
This groundbreaking fusion of television and online gaming will release the Cross-platform game on April 2. The developers are not only trying to merge PC, X-Box, and PlayStation players onto one server, but will also reflect what is happening in the SyFy series (Airing APril 15th) of the same name. Not only will the game reflect the series, but the series will be directed in what happens in the online game.
We can only theorize how and what that means at this point, but having played the game in Beta, we can assure it, it is well polished and worthy of a look. Currently available on Steam ($59.99 USD), or at the Trion website, you can pre-order the game right now as a digital download. No monthly fees to worry about after the game goes live, with it being supported by micro-transactions much like the successful Guild Wars franchise has done for years.