I was watching TV and noticed a trailer for some game called Defiance, at the end, it shows the game covers for each system. The Xbox version shows a better with Kinect label. Doing some research on this one, it seems to be a MMO open world shooter. I guess there is a TV show that’s coming out with it on the SyFy channel. I didn’t hear anything about this one so it quite a surprise. From what I gathered, there’s a single player campaign both offline and online with 63 other players. The missions are dynamic and somehow it fits in with the TV show. This one seems interesting to me at least. The details the website mentions are:
Join the futuristic online open-world shooter where thousands of players scour a transformed Earth competing for alien technology. Hunt alone or with others as you improve your skills and level up, unlocking powerful weapons that will help you survive the massive battles that await.
Shoot the way you want, with a multitude of weapons, armor, and special abilities that evolve with experience. Custom character creation means you can play as human or alien, modifying your appearance to become a unique citizen of the Defiance world.
Fight for survival in a constantly evolving environment with regular content updates and dynamic events. Play solo, or join tens of thousands of simultaneous live players in a futuristic San Francisco Bay Area that’s a fully-realized open world. You’ve never imagined a 3rd-person shooter this huge.
Experience dynamic missions, massive co-op battles, and endless exploration across a gigantic game environment. Plus, brought to you by Syfy, the Defiance TV series is a revolutionary weekly drama that impacts the game, and gives you the chance to change the show.
I can’t seem to find the exact trailer I watched, but it showed both full motion video and gameplay footage…It actually looked quite interesting. This is the mostly the FMV part of the trailer I watched though:
I’ve also grabbed some screenshots of the game below:
There’s more information available at the website, http://www.defiance.com but that’s all we know for now. I’m assuming it will just be using Kinect for voice commands again, so probably nothing spectacular with it, but at least its another game that uses Kinect. With the release date coming soon on April 2nd, I’m sure more information will be unveiled, stay tuned! What are you thoughts about this addition?