Quantum Mechanix shows off some Firefly Online goodness.
Firefly didn’t last nearly long enough and we all know it. That’s why it’s amazing that there is an actual Firefly MMO coming out where fans can continue the journey through space accompanied by some potentially questionable — but still really good people — shipmates. Back at SDCC, Firefly Online’s launch video was revealed by the game’s developer Quantum Mechanix — who are know creators of various types of Firefly merchandise and great lovers of the franchise. That plus their ability to develop made them the choice team for this project.
Now, QMX has more to reveal. The team recently spoke with io9 about the game and showed off some really nifty screenshots and concept art.
So what do we know about the game?
Well first: Firefly has a “free Flight Engine” that will give players a reactive 3D user interface. According to QMX’s Andy Gore: “If you could imagine the map of the verse (complete with the nebula gases), in 3D, with all the planet renders that you can zoom in, zoom out and fly through. It looks utterly amazing.” Gore also spoke about “jobs” – Firefly Online’s quests — and some of the concepts might sound a bit familiar to EVE Online players. Players can go on “side-jobs” while completing parts of the game related to the overarching story. Even better. Players can create jobs for each other.
For us, the most exciting thing is player-created “jobs”. There will be a job-creation system where players will be able to craft adventures for other players to partake in. We’re looking forward to seeing what people do with that system. And there will be *a lot* to do beyond quests. You can focus on pimping your ride, getting a new ride, hiring a crew, keeping them happy, trading, crafting, collecting swag, or just flying around the multitude of terraformed worlds of the Verse in the freeform flight simulator.
In addition to discussing the jobs feature, Gore also answered a very important question for any Firefly fan. “Will there be Revers?” The answer is… .”Absolutely.” Gore also took some time to show off various weapons, ships and more. All in all, a Firefly game is a very exciting concept. And I’m sure most people can’t wait to see how it turns out. To see the full interview, check out the link above.