The TV series Defiance is not just an unfolding television narrative, it’s also a multi-media experience with a video game tie-in that expands the future world depicted on the show. The TV series and video game launched relatively near each other, but one has more problems than the other.
The Defiance video game has been crippled with server instability and other problems, but the game’s developer, Trion Worlds, plans to release the video game on the next generation of video game consoles, namely the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. According to Nathan Richardsson, Trion Worlds’ Executive Producer:
At a point in time when those consoles are in the market, we’d very much like to be on them. You should be able to continue your PS3 experience on the PS4, and the 360 experience on whatever it is that’s coming out. The way we’d do it is, the first iteration would be using the same client that we have. There shouldn’t be any need for a port. We’re essentially just moving our client between consoles — it’s the same client.
Sorry, Nintendo lovers, it doesn’t look like Defiance will be available on the Wii or the WiiU. Although there is no official word on when the Xbox One or the PS4 will be released (we don’t even know what the PS4 will look like), it is believed that Microsoft and Sony’s next generation consoles will arrive in time for the holiday season at the end of this year.