Firefly MMO Dev Vanishes Into Deep Space
Three years after the Firefly MMO was frozen, the group behind the game has quietly disappeared into the inky blackness of the 'Verse.
Earlier this year, fans of the (amazing and brilliant) show Firefly took matters into their own hands when the in-progress MMO was put on hold in 2008. Unfortunately, developer Multiverse isn't going to be making any progress on the project - or the Buffy the Vampire Slayer game it was also working on - as it's just been revealed that the company has shut down.
Multiverse posted a statement on its homepage, which chronicles the history of the company and its various achievements. However, it turns out none of this was enough to keep the developer afloat:
Although thousands of developers showed interest in the Multiverse Platform, Multiverse wasn't able to achieve a profitable business model. As a result, Multiverse ceased operations in December 2011 due to lack of funding.
There's no word on what will happen to either the Buffy or the Firefly MMOs, but I suspect they'll remain dead in the water. That said, you can always check out and support Firefly Universe Online (unless it gets shut down, as so many fan projects tend to).
Here's hoping everyone at Multiverse is able to land on their feet soon.
Source: Multiverse via Massively
Wow, I just hope all the people putting hard work and long hours in on this get paid what they are owed!!!
Don't know/care about the projects myself, but I guess I hope the fanboys get them afloat as well.
That's pretty sad. And this time, no one can blame Fox. But seriously, given the slate of new MMO's being released this year, this wouldn't have been a successful title.
Wow, people actually believed those were happening?
Don't know of Firefly would be a great of an IP to have an MMO, still on the fence about Dr. Who.