Orson Scott Card helps shape 'Firefall' game
Thursday 07 July 2011
Sci-fi writer Orson Scott Card is part of the team behind online multiplayer
Firefall, according to company boss and ex-
World of Warcraft man Mark Kern.
"Story is really important to Firefall," he explained. "We're going to be working with a very strong science-fiction writer to help shape the universe of Firefall."
Red 5 Studios approached Orson to ask for his involvement in their massively multiplayer online game.
"Since I think the game they're developing is a great one, the story that they're developing is exciting, I was delighted to be a part of it," he told Firefall's Developer Diary.
"It's not Mad Max, it's not the world ended - well, the world did end but we're maintaing our high technology... we just happen to have a whole bunch of extremely dangerous monsters coming at us that need shooting."
Firefall, which can trace its legacy back to the PC game Starsiege: Tribes, will be up against Tribes: Ascend come the late 2011 free-to-play launch.
Another iconic online shooter, Planetside, is preparing to re-enter the fray, pending a July 8 announcement from Sony regarding Planetside 2.
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