Firefly Online?

I was just poking through Massively when I ran across quite the doozy of a news snippet.

Apparently, a group of indie developers, the Multiverse Foundation, are beginning work on what they hope will become a Firefly MMORPG.  I know what you’re thinking–OH-EM-GEE!–because I am, too.  But we have to be careful not to get out hopes up too high.

Like was mentioned in the comments of the original post, don’t hold out for your dream game here.  Don’t think it’s going to be the Firefly resurgence we’ve all waited for.  If it ever comes to fruition, there’s a good chance be like the Battlestar Galactica browser-MMO that I’ve never even bothered to install.  More likely than that, the IP will be denied.

Still a nice thought, though.

On the other hand, we Browncoats have to decide if we’d even want a Firefly MMO.  Much of the adoration of the franchise comes from the quirky characters, the appealing actors, and the tack-sharp dialogue.  The universe, the actual guts that would make up the game, while interesting in its sci-fi/western hybridity, is only set-dressing for the real content we love.  Without being able to watch Nathan Filion, Alan Tudyk, and the others’ shenanigans, would the game even feel like Firefly?

Keep an eye out, but my gut tells me this is about as likely as Fox suddenly giving us a second season.