Defiance, the TV show, was canceled the other day. However, that's not the end of the MMO, per this forum post made by Trion.
We’ve had a great time working closely with the team of stellar writers, designers, producers, and actors on the Defiance TV show. Like many of you, we’ve all enjoyed the stories they told week in and week out. 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.
As for the game and its future, Defiance is Trion’s IP and the game will continue exactly as before. 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.
In fact, we’re happy to announce that we’re looking forward to the upcoming public testing of the Aquarium at Monterey, the next big instance coming to Defiance. There we’ll flesh out the Shrill storyline and put the Dark Matter in a whole new light.
There are plenty of stories that need to be told in this world, and the team’s extremely excited to continue telling them.
Before anyone gets sad or panics, this was sort of always the plan. One or the other naturally would outlive the other, so it was sort of an understood thing that the TV show and the game wouldn't go side by side forever, but I think this is a good thing because it's going to really free Trion's hand to come up with their own unique direction for the game. Not that each was limiting the other, they were in two different locations and had two different set of characters (although some TV characters made their way in-game).
Time will tell how this plays out, but I think it's rather positive.
You can read about the announcement on the forums.
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