Firefly is coming back again. No, not as a show or movie, but in long-rumored, long-delayed game form, this one for mobile platforms from Fox Digital Entertainment, QMx, and Spark Plug Games. It’s a mobile MMO (they don’t call it an MMO, but, well, you know) scheduled for a 2014 release, and there’s no gameplay footage or anything that specific, but here’s what they say in the press release:
Firefly Online (FFO) is a multi-user, social online role-playing game that will initially be available for smartphones and tablets, including those based on iOS and Android operating systems. Players take on the role of a ship captain as they hire a crew and lead missions, while trading with and competing against millions of other players like themselves. Much like the crew of Serenity, the Firefly-class transport ship featured in the original show, players must do whatever it takes to survive in the Verse: find a crew, find a job and keep flying.
Firefly Online players will play a captain in the Verse that’s struggling to get by, just like Capt. Mal Reynolds from the show, and dive in the following features:
-Create a crew, customize a shiny ship and explore the Verse.
-Aim to misbehave in space and planet-side adventures.
-Pick-up and play anywhere with cross-platform, cross-device game play support.
-Engage with unique social features connecting Firefly fans.
So it’s not a triumphant return to the big screen, or the TV screen, for that matter, but it’s something. If you’re interested, you can get more information and pre-register for the game at keepflying.com, and they’re at Comic-Con at booth #3249.
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