What is a Shooter MMO? Find the answers in this developer diary video. What we also learned, Defiance is not a MMOFPS, but rather a MMOTPS (Massively Multiplayer Online Third Person Shooter). Unlikely that this will be free-to-play game, but check out this video, it contains gameplay footage.
DefianceTM is the first multi-platform shooter MMO which, in a ground-breaking entertainment experience, interconnects with a global television program on Syfy, cable’s premier imagination based entertainment channel. It is being developed for the PC, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
In Defiance players and viewers are introduced to a world where humans and aliens live together on a planet ravaged by decades of conflict. The game combines the intense action of a shooter, with the persistence, scale, and customization of an MMO, while its TV counterpart exudes the scope, story, and drama of a classic sci-fi epic. Because they exist in a single universe, the show and the game will influence each other and evolve together over time, with actions in both mediums driving the overall story of Defiance.
Defiance - Developer Diary: What is a Shooter MMO?