E3 has some interesting MMO’s that will be premiered June 15-17. Among then, an as of yet untitled Battlestar Galatica MMO created by Bigpoint. The BSG MMO will be a browser based MMO similar to Bigpoint’s other games and will also use the popular Unity game engine.
VP and GM of digital platforms for Universal Partnerships & Licensing, Bill Kispert, was quoted about the upcoming game saying, “ Battlestar Galatica is a supremely gameable intellectual property, with compelling character classes, a fantastic array of ships and weaponry, multiple worlds, and a dramatic storyline.” Kispert also added, “We are excited to work with Bigpoint – and our partners at Universal Cable Productions and Syfy – to bring an epic, accessible, and ‘always on’ BSG experience to fans of the franchise and online gamers alike.”
Battlestar Galatica’s gameplay is rumored to be akin to Star Trek Online – with ship to ship fighting, exploration and mission-based gameplay mechanics.
Battlestar Galatica was originally announced at the Game Developers Conference last March. A quote from gaming website, gamestooge.com sheds more light on the game play saying, “Players will be able to choose to play as cylons or humans in a constant struggle to control the universe or just survive its perils […] The dramatic missions will define the game’s overall storyline, enabling the player to delve into mysteries of the Battlestar universe. Battlestar Galactica Online will create a new standard for web games, with beautiful 3d graphics and innovative game mechanics bringing a new level of game play to browser based MMOG. Assets from the television production will be integrated into the game to deliver an even more authentic experience.”
For the BSG teaser website, click here.
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