Sony Online Entertainment, Virgin Comics Launch MMO

San Diego-based Sony Online Entertainment, the online gaming unit of Sony, and Sir Richard Branson and Deepak Chopra's Virgin Comics said Thursday that they are launching a new masiively multiplayer online video game for the PC based on Ramayan 3392 A.D. The new multiplayer online game, which will be available initially for a PC, will take the characters and settings from the comic Ramayan 3392 A.D. into a MMO game. Ramayan 3392 A.D. is a retelling of the Sanskrit Ramayana tale, re-cast in a science-fiction, futuristic setting. Sony Online Entertainment and Virgin Comics said that Virgin Comics will serve as a creative consultant on the project. Sony Online Entertainment is the publisher of the popular EverQuest and PlanetSide online multiplayer games.