After starting as a full priced game in 2013 before transitioning to free to play in the summer of 2014, Defiance broke new ground by becoming the first game to launch simultaneously with an accompanying TV show. Players would see characters from the game have their stories progress in the show and vice versa and the game was successful on both Xbox 360 and PS3.
According to a recent report by Variety, the show has been cancelled by SyFy after three seasons but the game will continue along on both consoles. Scott Hartsman, the CEO of Trion, stated that “Defiance is Trion’s IP and the game will continue exactly as before. The show has always been a fantastic and interesting partner, but the two were always meant to be able to stand on their own, which is why the show was primarily set in St. Louis and the game in the SF Bay Area.”
Defiance was the first full MMO to launch on the Xbox 360 and PS3 and surprisingly had little issues when it first launched. The game is played in a third person format and maintained a large variety of standard story quests and special events that keep you entertained for a while. If you haven’t played Defiance yet and you are into MMO’s, I’d recommend giving it a shot.