Michael Jackson MMO game unveiled
Virtual Worlds and the Michael Jackson estate have teamed up to launch a massively multiplayer online game based on the late pop singer.
Slated for late 2011, Planet Michael aims to provide an interactive gaming and social experience that celebrates the artist's life and work.
The project will serve as the first world in a virtual reality universe of connected planets based on existing licences. It will be themed on visuals inspired by Jackson's music, life and humanitarian efforts.
"We envisioned a magical, enjoyable place that will capture that zest for fun and life that was at Michael's very core," said SEE Virtual Worlds CEO Martin Biallas.
"Throughout his extensive career, the King of Pop was well-known for his visionary contributions to music, dance, fashion, entertainment and philanthropy, and it was critical that we somehow incorporate all of those elements into the game."
Planet Michael will be free to download, though the MMO will be funded in game transactions. Players will also be able to make charitable contributions while playing.