Red 5, developers of forthcoming free-to-play multiplayer shooter Firefall, have let it be known that some of the background to the game is being written by Orson Scott Card.
Scott Card, probably best known for Ender’s Game, will also be creating a tie-in Manga novel for the game with his daughter Emily Janice Card.
His involvement significantly raises the chances that Firefall will feature a troubled, powerful teenager who goes on to commit galactic genocide. However, it also reduces the chances of any positively-portrayed homosexual content to zero. Scott Card has rather hard-line views about such things.
Firefall is being touted as a team-based action shooter with a persistant open world and is due for release towards the end of 2011.