In what should be great news for any fans of Battlestar Galactica and MMO online games, it was announced yesterday by NBC Universal that a massively multiplayer game based on the popular sci-fi tv series is in the works. The game will be powered by the Unity engine, which is the same technology used by EA’s browser-based Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online, and will lunch later this year.
According to the announcement, the game will be client-free, browser based and pack “state of the art graphics.” Norwegian studio Artplant, who’s previous work includes Riding Club Championships, is handling development for the game. Regarding actual details about the game itself, here’s what it known so far:
“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. A blend of tactical space combat, exploration, and mission-based gameplay will provide a diverse experience. 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.”
The game will launch worldwide this Fall exclusively on Syfy.com for 30 days and then will be published by content provider Bigpoint.