TV channel SyFy has concluded its deal with Trion Worlds by cancelling the TV series of the game Defiance after three seasons, although Trion has assured fans that the free-to-play MMO will stay live. The game switched to a free-to-play model in January last year, as the second season was being prepared to air.
The Transmedia project has been considered a successful one, with intertwining storylines and fan input dictating much of the series' progression. Trion says the season finale was a "fond farewell".
"We've had a great time working closely with the team of stellar writers, designers, producers, and actors on the Defiance TV show," said Trion CEO Scott Hartsman. "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."