Defiance is a first-of-its-kind television show and video game. Trion and the Syfy channel are collaborating on this massive project that will launch Defiance simultaneously as a global television program on Syfy and the first-ever open-world shooter MMO from Trion. The game combines the intense moment-to-moment action of a shooter with the persistence and large-scale campaign play of an MMO. Defiance is being developed for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 entertainment consoles, and features familiar shooter controls. In an entertainment first, the game and show will influence and depend on each other, and the show will even feature some players’ characters as extras.
"From Syfy and Trion comes Defiance™, a revolution in transmedia entertainment that unites a groundbreaking scripted television series and a massively multiplayer online shooter for the very first time.
Set in the near future, Defiance introduces players and viewers to a completely transformed planet Earth, inhabited by the disparate survivors of a universal war who endeavor to build a new society among the devastation. The game combines the intense action of a AAA console shooter, with the persistence, scale, and customization of an MMO, while its TV counterpart weaves the rich tapestry of the world into a series with the scope, characters, and drama of a classic sci-fi 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." (from Official Site)