The Firefly and Buffy MMOs Are Officially Dead
First released in 2006, the Multiverse platform was intended to allow game development teams to build and launch their projects more quickly and for less money than conventional means allowed — a concept that allegedly sparked a great deal of interest, but could not muster the funds necessary to turn a profit.
In an official statement on their website, Multiverse reps stated:
Although thousands of developers showed interest in the Multiverse Platform, Multiverse wasn’t able to achieve a profitable business model. As a result, Multiverse ceased operations in December 2011 due to lack of funding.
While I can’t say I was excited about a Buffy MMO, a Firefly MMO could have been nice, and seeing innovation die because of the almighty dollar always chagrins me.