Firefly MMO annouced

Browncoats rejoice, you’ll soon be piloting your own Firefly-class ship and fighting for survival the darkest corners of the ‘verse.

Fox Digital Entertainment has officially announced that Firefly Online (FFO) will be flying like a leaf on the wind to iOS and Android devices from developer QMx Interactive Inc. and Spark Plug Games.

“At QMx, we know firsthand how great and powerful a franchise Firefly is and how mighty the Browncoats are,” said Andy Gore, CEO of QMXi and Quantum Mechanix Inc., which produces official collectibles and replicas for Firefly.

“It has always been our mission to bring the Verse to life for our customers in every way possible. The idea of creating an interactive experience where fans can have their own Firefly adventures — well, that’s just too shiny for words,” Gore said.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with QMx on Firefly Online,” said Matt McMahon, VP of Mobile for Fox Digital Entertainment. “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.”

“When we were first approached with this challenge, we realized that Firefly is unique among shows and movies, so only a unique game experience could do it justice,” said John O’Neill, President of Spark Plug Games.

“Firefly Online, while having a lot of familiar game elements, will be like no game you’ve ever experienced,” added O’Neill.

The first title ever (for any platform) with the Firefly license, FFO will have a social focus and take place in the Firefly/Serenity universe created by Joss Whedon for the cult hit television show that originally aired on Fox a few years ago. That show may have only lasted one season, but the fanbase has exploded since then and Firefly has become a veritable sci-fi phenomenon.

Firefly Online will allow gamers to get a pretty solid life going in the ‘verse. You’ll actually be able to create a crew, customize a ship and explore to your heart’s content. You won’t be limited to just space either as the game will allow for planet-side action ‘misbehaving’ too. Maybe the coolest feature- FFO will feature full-on cross platform play, so you can pick up and play, resuming your game, from anywhere you have a supported device handy.

Firefly Online is expected to arrive soon for iOS and Android mobiles, but you can follow the game as it evolves on either Twitter or Facebook. Stay shiny.

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