From FAS Virtual Worlds Almanac
Blue Mars is a massively multiplayer Virtual World that is currently in development. It is intended to be broad and support many different types of content, like Second Life or Active Worlds, but have significantly higher quality. It is based on the CryEngine, a commercial game engine that was most prominently used in the game Far Cry.
Users will not have the ability to create their own content and upload it to the world. Instead, Blue Mars will contract with various companies to create unique content for the game. Users will have the ability to purchase content from these third parties.
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