This is the second time that Shadowrun has turned up on the crowd funding site Kickstarter, the first time was Shadowrun Returns, this was a single player game. However, Shadowrun Online is something completely different, it is a multiplayer game where the actions of the players will eventually determine the future of the Shadowrun universe and the basic game is free to join too. The problem for the developers is that they need funding and that is where Kickstarter comes in. Take a look at the video to see just cool this game could be.
Here are some details from the Shadowrun Online Kickstarter pitch;
Shadowrun Online is the second Kickstarter video game project set in the unique world of Shadowrun. The first project, Shadowrun Returns, focused primarily on providing a great single player adventure experience, while Shadowrun Online – like the pen & paper version – is all about experiencing the awesome world and gritty atmosphere of Shadowrun together with friends. Fluid co-op game play and intense player vs player faction wars set in a persistent and evolving world – this is what Shadowrun Online is about!
This game will be free to play online, but there will be premium subscription available for around $12 or £8 per month. There are various bonuses available to backer of the project on Kickstarter.
Source [Games Spot]