Largely old news to most followers of such things, but news to me. I am now on the last of 4 books in Tad Williams’ Otherland series, set in a not too distant future, where people can plug themselves (neurally) into the 3D Internet of the future.
These books are an excuse for Tad Williams to spin a complex plot involving digital recreations of Ancient Troy, World War 2, the Wizard of Oz, Ancient Egypt and many more scenes from past and future, alongside a range of fantasy worlds from his imagination.
Anyway, there has been an online MMO game in development for a while, and they are starting to slowly release details of it. Starting with some pictures, you can find out more at www.otherland-game.com.
There is certainly no shortage of material for a game … will be interesting to see how it all turns out.