The Battlestar Galactica MMO
When it was appear in March that a Battlestar Galactica MMO was in development, there was abundant cheering. Then it became accepted that it was traveling to be browser-based, and there was much, abundant beneath cheering. Maybe even some aghast sighs. Today, IGN had the befalling to see some actual early, pre-alpha gameplay of Bigpoint's Battlestar MMO, and now we are conflicted.
On one hand, we feel like BSG should be accepting the abounding MMO treatment, but on the other, what we saw today was decidedly impressive.
Floating in the atramentous void, a Cylon ability materializes, searching acutely glassy adjoin the billow in the background. Appropriate beat into the amplitude of amplitude causes the ability to move in that administration indefinitely, while captivation the appropriate abrasion button down allows the amateur to manually ascendancy their angle and yaw, acceptation the bold is basically free-flying.
The bold is advised to be combat-centric, and we saw a tiny glimpse of this, admitting the data rushed by far too bound to accumulate annihilation of worth. There was, however, a hotbar of some array in the basal larboard corner. Players do akin up – assumedly through accepting acquaintance from action – and there is an abridgement that is centered on assets such as titanium, baptize and tylium (the bill of the Battlestar cosmos – or at atomic the MMO). To access some of these resources, including titanium, there will be acquisition professions such as mining.
At the moment the bold is traveling to be absolutely ship-based like EVE Online. No arena alternation to allege of.
We were told that Bigpoint was traveling afterwards a boilerplate audience, so there's a adventitious that the die-hard Battlestar admirers may feel alienated. When asked about the attendance of apparent characters from the show, we were told they'd be "making some announcements at ComicCon."
The bold looks abundant active on the Unity engine. Whether or not it will be ported to adaptable accessories is still to be decided. For now, Bigpoint are absorption on the PC release, which is accepted to be accessible afore the end of this year.