The lights are on
Today NBC Universal and Bigpoint have announced that Battlestar Galactica Online, browser-based MMO based on the popular series, is coming this fall. BGO will launch exclusively on Syfy.com for a 30-day period and can be played directly in your internet browser. It is currently under development by Norwegian dev studio, Artplant. Check out the teaser website here.
"Battlestar Galactica is a supremely gameable intellectual property, with compelling character classes, a fantastic array of ships and weaponry, multiple worlds, and a dramatic storyline," said Bill Kispert, VP & GM, Digital Platforms, Universal Partnerships & Licensing. "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."Players will get to choose between cylons or humans, engage in space combat and play through a mission-based structure. The companies promise an authentic experience. No other details have been released.
"Cooperation between Bigpoint and NBC Universal is a very important strategic step for us," explains Heiko Hubertz, CEO and founder of Bigpoint. "Battlestar Galactica has a huge and passionate fan base. We are proud to be able to publish such an internationally famous title as one of our online games. For the first time ever, we're relying completely on Unity in order to offer our users fantastic game graphics right in their browsers."
In the battle between cylons and humans, what side will you choose?Be sure to check out the GDC 2010 hub page for quick access to more news and hands-on impressions straight from the event in San Francisco, CA.
Cylons. 'nuff said
Humans: the organic sexy.
oh hell yeah. That's crazy. I literally just finished watching this show all the way through for the first time.. and I loved it. Hands down best sci-fi series ever. No sh!1!
NO ONE has YET to do it right. NOT holding my breath!
Never really got into it. Saw some of the new show (the one where they find earth and the old dude finds out he's a cylon)and I really just didn't like it. But I also hate Star Wars to so I guess I only like selective Sci-Fi.
DON'T KILL ME!
Cylon, all the way. All those sixes on board a resurrection ship....yum.
"BGO will launch exclusively on Syfy.com for a 30-day period and can be played directly in your internet browser."
What happens after the 30 day period?
Battlestar Galactica MMO. Frak Yeah! Probably will have to go with humans. Time to show those toasters.
Hmmm....humans, we just have that sort of awesome too us. I don't think I need to explain much more there. Now it's just time to get educated on my Battlestar Galactica again!
First Star Trek now Battlestar Galactica?
Whats next Star Wars?...
o yeah there already doing one of those
I hope this game comes to the 360!
@TheReallyCoolGuy: Some people would probably consider those remarks unnecessarily close to being spoilers. Also, if you don't like Battlestar, and you don't like Star Wars... what kind of sci-fi do you like! Those are after all, two shining examples of the genre.
Anyway, I'm not counting on this game stacking up to the series very well. But, I guess miracles can happen.
I can't believe they are using the BSG IP and it is going to be browser based and have a cash shop.... such a waste.
@Bourdro- Star Wars I never liked because if you aren't born special, you are not that major of a character. Battlestar G.....I guess Ive gotta watch it from the begining.
Still waiting for a browser based MMO that i would be interested in> this is not it........
Oh good, because if there's one thing the world needs, it's more MMOs.