Firefly, penned by the now legendary Joss Whedon, was a cult classic television series in 2002, and was lamented by fans for ending too abruptly. Even the post-series movie tie-up, Serenity, left the devoted followers of the series clamoring for more.
Finally, eleven years later, Firefly fans around the world will get their wish, as Fox teams up with Quantum Mechanix to release a new Firefly video game, Firefly Online. Firefly /online will be an online RPG, with a focused social element. Players will man their ships and interact with other ships and their crews for trade and/or battle as they make their way across the Firefly ‘Verse’.
Matt McMahon, VP of mobile development for Fox Digital Entertainment, had this to say about the studio’s partnership with Quantum Mechanix, “We are thrilled to be partnering with QMx on Firefly Online. QMx has a long and successful history with Firefly and we couldn’t think of a better partner to make a truly innovative game that will stand up in the Verse and to its passionate fans.”
Hopefully McMahon is right and Firefly Online satiates the seemingly bottomless appetite fans have for the Firefly Universe. If not, you’d better believe fans will make their voices heard, and loudly at that.
Firefly online will launch for iOS and Android devices, reportedly sometime in the summer of 2014. Interested gamers can find the site’s website here.