There really aren’t a lot of MMOGs set in space available on today’s market. For a while now, EVE Online has enjoyed the relative peace that comes from occupying a niche gap, as well as having an under-used setting. This is soon bound to change as Black Prophecy (and Jumpgate Evolution), the latest title from Reakktor Media, is readying for release. The game has just entered the open beta stage in Europe, and there is quite an influx of new players checking it out right this moment.
In Black Prophecy, players can enjoy the intense action that comes only with fast-paced, real-time combat. They can take part in large-scale space battles (up to 300 pilots) and engage in various missions, both solo and with friends. In addition, the game has a detailed ship-design system based on modules that influence the appearance and the attributes of your spacecraft. Add to that clans (guilds) that can own their own space stations and modify them according to their needs, a comprehensive crafting system along with great visuals, and it becomes fairly obvious that this game seems to exude potential.
Will it actually deliver on all those promises? Check back for additional coverage and videos that explore the game. For now, hit the jump for an official trailer (as usual) and quick peek at the character creator created by yours truly.