Defiance is a science fiction-themed persistent world massively multiplayer online third-person shooter developed by Trion Worlds. Defiance takes place on a terraformed Earth several decades into the future. It is a tie-in to the Syfy show of the same name. The game was released on April 2, 2013, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It was also released on Steam. The game went free-to-play on 4 June 2014 for PC, 14 August 2014 for PS3 and 18 November 2014 for Xbox 360.GameplayCharacter customizationOriginsOrigins do not limit what abilities, weapons or outfits the players can choose. The four origins are Veterans, Outlaws, Machinists, and Survivalists. Veterans are a group of soldiers who survived The Pale Wars, a massive conflict between humans and aliens. Outlaws are criminals who raid and destroy for fortunes. Machinists are scavengers, who recover alien technology to make profits and a living from it. Survivalists are humans or aliens who attempt to survive in the newly formed, hostile world. Besides initial starter weapon and also costume - this choice, similar to Race (Human, Irathient & Castithan) has absolutely no consequence in the later game, with all weapons, abilities and costumes being equally accessible to all players beyond the tutorial area.