Bigpoint begins Battlestar Galactica Online Closed Beta

Bigpoint today announced that it has successfully launched the first phase of its Battlestar Galactica Online closed beta. The initial phase granted thousands of hand-selected players from Europe and the United States the opportunity to experience one of the most ambitious browser-games ever developed. Bigpoint will continue to increase the number of closed beta participants on a daily basis in advance of the official open beta launch, planned this December.

During the closed beta period, players are prompted to complete a tutorial mission as either a human or Cylon. Once completed, players are free to explore the universe on their own, where they can engage in PvE and PvP combat, and conduct mining operations. Players can also tour the Battlestar Galactica, a Cylon Basestar, and a number of space outposts and planet bases.