Updated Thu, Jul 31, 2008 by Taea
NCsoft, the publisher of Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa, has announced it will launch the "Immortality Drive" – a time capsule with the digitized DNA of select video game players and space aficionados – into orbit when famed game designer Richard Garriott travels to the International Space Station in October 2008. Along with a chance of having their DNA sent in to space, Tabula Rasa players will have their in game characters recorded on the drive.
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"I've been able to do some very exciting things in the games business, but nothing of this magnitude," said Garriott, executive producer for Tabula Rasa at NCsoft. "I'm thrilled we can offer the once in a lifetime chance to millions of gamers to virtually go to space with me. A select few will have their DNA digitized and sent. And, theoretically, if anything happens to the human race, it could be their DNA that is used to resurrect humanity."