Five Million Players Make the Jump to Battlestar Galactica Online
Since the gameÂs official launch back in February, it has continued to grow in popularity, pulling in millions of players. In todayÂs Bigpoint press release, the publisher announced that Battlestar Galactica Online has now exceeded five million registered players. Following the milestone announcement, Bigpoint also plans to release new ships this month and the new Brimir Class Carrier sometime this fall.
Check out the official press release after the break for more details.
Battlestar Galactica Online Jumps past Five Million Players; Humans and Cylons Steeped in Competition for Control of the Veil Sector
Bigpoint Celebrates Milestone and Recent European Game Award with Introduction of New Recon Ships
San Francisco Â Sept. 7, 2011 Â Bigpoint (www.bigpoint.com) Â a worldwide leader in online games Â today announced that Battlestar Galactica Online (http://battlestar-galactica.bigpoint.com/) has surpassed five million registered players worldwide since its February launch. Based on the internationally popular Syfy television series produced by Universal Cable Productions, Battlestar Galactica Online is a free-to-play, browser-based space combat MMO that combines high-quality graphics with intense gameplay. The Unity-based title recently won ÂBest Browser GameÂ at the 2011 European Games Awards. Battlestar Galactica Online is licensed through Universal Partnerships & Licensing on behalf of NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group.
ÂAs BSGO continues to evolve, weÂre excited to offer new content to the fans and growing community,Â said Sarah Levantine, Producer, Bigpoint. ÂWe listen very closely to what the players ask for and are happy to announce that more features and items, including a number of new ships, are on the way.Â
Since its launch, Bigpoint has added a number of new ships and game modes to the title. To bolster the available fleet, a new line of Fleet Recon ships will soon become available for both Colonial and Cylon players. Armed with the ability to ÂJump-To-TargetÂ in proximity of an erupting battle, these light freighters are built to aid in combat as Recon versions of the seriesÂ classic Raptor and Heavy Raider. Bigpoint maintains a multi-tiered development schedule, which organizes the teamÂs activity into three key areas: ongoing optimization and bug repair, short-term updates, and long-term content additions.
Beginning mid-September, basic models of both vessels will be obtainable with Cubits, BSGOÂs in-game premium currency that can be earned through gameplay or purchased with real money, along with advanced models that will enable greater mission flexibility. The recently unveiled Brimir Class Carrier is also scheduled to become available this fall, though its size, complexity, and impact on game balance must be optimized before its general release.
In the recent European Games Awards ceremony held in Cologne, Battlestar Galactica Online was presented the award for Best European Browser Game, EuropeÂs largest and most prestigious consumer-voted gaming award. BigpointÂs vast international distribution network of over 1,000 media partners, localization in 25+ languages, and team of worldwide community managers has helped Battlestar Galactica Online attract over five million users to the game, with over 25,000 new pilots enlisting every day.
Bigpoint (http://www.bigpoint.com) is an online-game developer, publisher and content provider for more than 1000 global distribution partners. BigpointÂs free-to-play games are played by over 200 million registered users in over 25 languages. The companyÂs portfolio includes casual, core, and hardcore titles, including Battlestar Galactica Online, The Mummy Online, and Drakensang Online. Over 800 employees from more than 35 countries work together at Bigpoint offices in Hamburg, Berlin, San Francisco, SÃ£o Paulo, and Malta. For more information please visit www.bigpoint.net.