Gunshine is an upcoming MMO that's being worked on by a bunch of former Remedy (Max Payne) developers. It's also being funded by the former Crown Prince of Sony Computer Entertainment, Phil Harrison. So let's have a look at it.
Supporting four-player co-op and running in a browser, Gunshine looks like Saturday Morning Syndicate, and so far doesn't sound that interesting. This bit does, though: it lets you play multiplayer even when your friends aren't around for it.
How that works is that your buddy's characters are saved on the server, and if you want to play co-op and they're not there, the AI will "borrow" the character and play for them. They obviously won't get free loot or stats from this, but it helps you get a game going on those lonely days.
[via Rock Paper Shotgun]