Defiance has been a unique entry in the MMO space with its cross-media coverage, as the game becomes entwined within the plot and happenings of the Syfy Channel original TV series. Though the TV series is already underway with its second season, the game will be getting some of its own new content in the very near future.
The new expansion for Defiance, titled “Silicon Valley,” will be releasing next week on August 5th, 2014, for all versions of the game. As the original title went free-to-play recently, developer Trion Worlds also revealed that the new expansion will be free-of-charge to players of the sci-fi MMO.
In addition to new areas and plots that will integrate with the TV show’s second season, “Silicon Valley” will also contain a new mechanic called “Encryption,” which “buffs damage or capacity while preventing rarity upgrades via the Salvage Matrix,” and provides other benefits to weapons and shields.
Defiance‘s “Silicon Valley” expansion releases on August 5th, 2014.