E3 2011: Defiance MMOG coming to 360, PS3, PC

Rift dev Trion Worlds crafting multiplatform online shooter that will be interconnected with new SyFy Channel show.

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LOS ANGELES--Trion Worlds landed a critical hit earlier this year with Rift, its first massively multiplayer online role-playing game. However, that's not all the nascent studio has in the works, as Trion Worlds has been collaborating with the SyFy Network on a second MMOG since 2008.

Trion will be following up Rift with Defiance.

Today, Trion Worlds offered the first details on that transmedia project, announcing Defiance for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Billed as the first multiplatform MMOG, the game will be set in the shooter genre. Unfortunately, additional details on the project were not revealed.

As previously announced, Defiance will be interconnected with a television show produced by the NBC Universal-owned SyFy Channel. Describing how that process would work in 2008, SyFy Channel president Dave Howe explained, "We can tell [players] that there will be an alien invasion at a certain place in the game, at a certain time, and to be there with all their friends and be ready. The outcome depends on them. And then that battle will be part of the universe in the show."

Trion Worlds also said today that the television show will be written by Rockne S. O'Bannon, whose previous credits include Warehouse 13, Alien Nation, seaQuest DSV, and Farscape.

Discussion

11 comments
Hellavation
Hellavation

If executed properly could be good especially if the shooter part is not too emphasized.

deathwish026
deathwish026

sounds good but its a definate no. me and 53k other people are boycotting syfy atm because they canceled stargate universe. join the facebook page. save stargate universe 8)

brandon2802
brandon2802

Hey if it works I'm all for it. It has a decent writer and Rift wasn't bad. I'm going to keep an eye on this.

Frosty192
Frosty192

Anyone else find that this doesn't make sense?

Xammblu
Xammblu

In Future News: This Console MMO has been canceled.

ryosashi
ryosashi

"Billed as the first multi-platform MMOG" sorry FFXI beat you to that ages ago.... Also they are making it sound like they are cloning their own game Rift...

mouse2482
mouse2482

 @Xammblu  no it hasn't because it still say that it's being developed for the pc,ps3 and xbox 360 on trion's webstite