Battlestar Galactica: Online announced

Written by Joe Martin

March 10, 2010 | 11:24

Tags: #battlestar #cylon #galactica

Companies: #nbc

NBC today announced the development of a new Unity-powered MMO based on the latest Battlestar Galactica reboots, which we're ashamed to say we've only just finished watching even though it's now a few years old.

The Unity Engine tech-base means the new game will be client-free and browser based, though NBC Universal is still promising "state of the art graphics" - which we'll believe when we see them.

"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," reads an official announcement. "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."

For those of you who are even more behind that times than we are, Battlestar Galactica follows the adventures of a human fleet as it searches for a new homeworld after being attacked by a cyborg race called the Cylons.

Battlestar Galactica: Online is being developed by Artplant, an independent studio whose previous work includes Riding Club Championships - a fact which further implies a casual focus for the game.

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