Trion Worlds has released a new developer diary for Defiance, its upcoming massive online shooter and Syfy Network television series set in the same universe. The team has been hard at work and throughout the process, it has kept one question in mind – how do you revolutionize an entire genre? In an attempt to answer that very question, members of the development team explain what makes Defiance so unique in the space, touching on persistence, dynamic content, the game’s seamless open world, vehicular gameplay, and the versatile weapon customization system.
In Defiance players and viewers are introduced to a world where humans and aliens try to make a new life together on a planet ravaged by decades of conflict. The game combines the intense action of a third-person shooter with the persistence, scale, and customization of an MMO, while its TV counterpart exudes the scope, story, and character-driven drama of a classic science fiction 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.
Team Defiance will debut the first PvP gameplay to attendees of gamescom 2012 in Cologne, Germany. Playable demos are happening in Hall 6, #A-041 in the Koelnmesse.