Trion Worlds has announced that the first beta weekend for their upcoming MMOFPS Defiance, will begin on January 18th and run through the 20th.
Participants in “Advanced Mission Beta 1” will be transported to a futuristic San Francisco bay area, and will take on the role of an ark hunter. Part treasure hunter, part mercenary, ark hunters are genetically enhanced operatives who are fearless and lethal, dedicated in their mission to recover valuable alien technology and sell it to the highest bidder.
Players who participate in Advanced Mission Beta 1 will have full access to the tutorial, the expansive terraformed terrain of Mt. Tam, the Waterfront competitive multiplayer map, and the fierce Shadow War open world competitive multiplayer and Arkfall massive co-op boss battles.
If you're not familiar with the game, Defiance is the result of a partnership between SyFy Channel and Trion Worlds. On one hand, you have a really promising massively multiplayer shooter and on the other, an original SyFy program that parallels the events of the game. This is easily one of the most promising experiences of 2013 so the beta news is exciting, indeed.
To enlist for beta participation, just visit http://vonbachindustries.com/ and sign up for 'Advanced Mission Beta 1'. See you in the game!