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Buffy/Firefly MMO developer closes its doors

Unfinished TV tie-ins follow Multiverse to its grave.

The developer behind planned Firefly and Buffy The Vampire Slayer MMOs has gone to the wall before either game ever saw the light of day.

As reported by Massively, California-based Multiverse ceased operations last month.

Founded back in 2004, the company never actually released a commercial title, with its only tangible video game output being two Flash-based promotional titles for McDonalds and Coca Cola.

Its primary focus was its Multiverse Platform - a technology system aimed at reducing the costs of making online games.

It announced plans to release a Firefly MMO back in 2006, and a Buffy MMO in 2008. Movie director James Cameron sat on its board of advisors, with a Titanic MMO project apparently also planned at one time.

A message on the developer's website blamed its closure on the Platform's inability to "achieve a profitable business model."

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