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Defiance game will live on, despite death of TV series

The tie-in Defiance MMO will continue ‘exactly as before’, the CEO of Trion Worlds has pledged, following the cancellation of its TV counterpart.

The sci-fi show has been dropped by US network Syfy after three seasons, having premiered in April 2013 – two weeks after developer Trion Worlds’ interconnecting MMO launched on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

But the end of Defiance (the television show) won’t mean the end of Defiance (the game).

Instead, the CEO of Trion Worlds told Polygon that the death of the series would be treated as a ‘fond farewell’ by the game.

"We’ve had a great time working closely with the team of stellar writers, designers, producers, and actors on theDefianceTV show," said Scott Hartsman.

"Let’s treat this as a fond farewell, in celebration of a successful three year run of a show that broke a lot of new ground and brought an incredible quality experience to its viewers.”

Hartsman added that the game would remain unchanged in its newly independent form.

"As for the game and its future, Defiance is Trion’s IP and the game will continue exactly as before," he continued.

"The show has always been a fantastic and interesting partner, but the two were always meant to be able to stand on their own, which is why the show was primarily set in St. Louis and the game in the SF Bay Area."

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