Before we closed out Day 1 of E3 2012 we had a chance to take a look at Defiance from Trion Worlds. Defiance is a third person shooter MMO, and will be available for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Thats right folks a MMO shooter on consoles! Defiance when launched next year will give gamers a massive world to fight with or against their friends. The game will offer both PVE and PVP aspects and will be an always on always living world with thousands of players playing in the same world, even on consoles. The Xbox version will be using a shard system allowing the game to scale as players log-on, keeping NPC enemies in a good abundance and difficulty as the world’s population size changes when players login.
The world of Defiance kinda reminded me of Borderlands but with much more lush green flora. Scatter throughout the world were varying sized encampments and buildings, all with different types of enemies and creatures. And to help you get around the world you can call in vehicles, in our demo we had access to a Quad. This allowed me to get to and from the action areas quickly.
The team behind Defiance has really big plans for the game and is planning many neat in-game events and activities to keep gamers hooked to this growing living world. And to further enhance the experience SyFy channel will be producing a TV show based off the game which will see the characters and stories tie into each other.