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Battlestar Galactica Online Headed To Browsers This Fall

by Annette Gonzalez on Mar 09, 2010 at 12:20 PM

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?

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