An independent studio said on Tuesday it's got "the well wishes of Fox Entertainment Group" to go ahead with FUO, an MMO inspired by Firefly the much loved sci-fi series Fox canceled after just one season a decade ago.
DarkCryo Entertainment, the outfit behind the project, say they'll soon be staging a Kickstarter campaign to fund the game. They had been kicking out news and updates on the project through a Facebook page up until about July, when everything stopped. It seems then the matter got Fox's notice, pulling the plug until now.
Wording on the Facebook page says the game is "inspired" by Firefly and it seems to be going by the FUO name. "A popular alpha launch may re-awaken licensing consideration, in which case we may then include an expansion pack containing derivative content," DarkCryo says. So it sounds like whatever they have planned had to get clear of the show's copyrights and trademarks.
The fund drive for FUO will begin in 16 days.