So… there’s going to be a Michael Jackson MMO. How many of you just screamed, “WTF?”
Oh, it’s true. The game, developed by SEE Virtual Worlds, will be called Planet Michael, and is currently scheduled for release in late 2011.
I have already added my e-mail address to their giant database.
Here’s how the press release describes Planet Michael:
[Planet Michael] will be an immersive virtual space themed after iconic visuals drawn from Michael’s music, his life and the global issues that concerned him. Entire continents will be created that will celebrate Michael’s unique genius in a way that underscores his place as the greatest artist of all time. Michael’s longtime fans will feel at home as they find themselves in places that seem familiar and yet unknown at the same time, and new generations will discover and experience Michael’s life in a way never before imagined. At its core, Planet Michael is a massive social gaming experience that will allow everyone, from the hardcore fan to the novice, to connect and engage in collaborative in-game activities with people worldwide.
This news is literally bat-shit crazy. There’s simply no other way to describe it.
The game will be free to play (like so many other MMOs these days), but you’ll be able to buy extra doodads to enhance your Planet Michael experience.
And that, ladies and gentleman, is the most bizarre post I’ve ever had to write.