New Third-Person Shooter MMO from Trion: Defiance (VIDEO)

Trion is developing a third-person sci-fi MMO that will unite the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms, titled Defiance. Alongside the game, SyFy is developing a TV series that will expand upon the game’s lore.

Check out the trailer:

I hate to say it, but I’m underwhelmed by this video. The silver lining is that this is pre-alpha footage, so the game has a long way to go, and I do expect the lovechild of SyFy and Trion to turn out at least halfway decent, if not great. Sci-fi MMOs are a breath of fresh air in a fantasy-dominated market, but I’m seeing far too much monster-slaying and not enough soldier-versus-soldier combat.

Ever since Earthrise, I’ve been skeptical about skill-based MMO shooters, which tend to be great in concept, but poor in execution.

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