Defiance: Over One Million Registered Players in First Month

Whether you have your doubts about Trion Worlds' Defiance – a first of its kind MMO transmedia project that lets what happens in the television show of the same name on the SyFy Network affect what happens in the virtual world you are playing – the game seems to be doing well within its first month or so of operation. According to Trion Worlds, over one million people have registered accounts for the game since it launched on April 3.

The game is certainly helped by being available on three platforms: the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC..

Defiance charges players with searching a future earth ravaged by aliens and 50 years of global war for alien technology. 

"We're incredibly proud that after five years of development, we are bringing this ambitious project to life," said Trion's Nathan Richardsson.

"The game launch is just the beginning of a truly unique entertainment experience."

You can learn more about the game at

It will be interesting to see how Trion Worlds can hold onto those players and to bring those who are watching the show on SyFy into the virtual world. If they can do that then this game has a chance of surviving in the long-run.

Source: GII


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    Samster says:

    It's an interesting project they've got going, with the TV series and the MMO accompaniment. Can't say I'm really that taken with the TV series, though. It strikes me as a very average, bog-standard sci-fi show so far. The game looks more interesting.

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    Conster says:

    Because bashing Nintendo and wishing developers would start releasing their multi-platform games on Nintendo consoles are totally the same thing.

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    black manta says:

    That's pretty surprising, since I've heard the game is only so-so.  The TV show, on the other hand, has been said to be so much better.  And that the two aren't quite so interconnected as you would be led to believe.  You can be perfectly happy watching the show and never feel like you were missing out on what was going on in the game.

    And it is a great show, BTW.  Kind of mixes-in elements of Gunsmoke (Sheriff tries to keep law and order in a frontier town) with Babylon 5 (politics and intrigue among the various alien races and a big, overarching mystery) and Farscape (plenty of weird aliens and their culture).  It's probably the first good, genuine Science Fiction show SyFy has done in years.  So I recommend giving it a watch.

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    Andrew Eisen says:

    "The game is certainly helped by being available on three platforms: the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.."

    So, again, everything except the Wii U.


    Andrew Eisen

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