Barring a real-life version of Thriller's music video, the King of Pop will probably never moonwalk among us again. However, his memories live on in the minds of his fans, his music, and... a massively multiplayer online PC game? Seriously, World, why not just make a calendar where every day of the year is April 1 and just be done with it?
The game's called Planet Michael, and it's slated to launch late next year. So, how's it work? Will our face have slots for upgrades? Not quite, unfortunately. Here's the gist, straight from developer SEE Virtual Worlds:
“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. 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.”
The game world itself, meanwhile, will be composed of “visuals drawn from Michael’s music, his life, and the global issues that concerned him.” Well, at least it won't be dull.
Us, we'll probably spend most of our time on the Smooth Criminal continent. Not so much the Neverland continent; we've heard that place is kind of, er, weird.