Bigpoint released the first gameplay player of Battlestar Galactica Online, an upcoming browser-based MMO. The graphics are pretty good for a browser game, although performance seems a bit sluggish.
Featuring never-before-seen in-game footage of Battlestar Galactica, Cylon Basestars, Raiders, Vipers, and fleet formations, the gameplay trailer highlights space combat. Built with the Unity development platform, Battlestar Galactica Online aims to set new technical and artistic benchmarks for 3D browser games. When the game launches in the United States, it will be available exclusively on Syfy.com for a 30-day period.
Currently in private beta for select players in Europe and North America, Bigpoint is planning to launch the open beta in Q1. Bigpoint released the game's cinematic trailer last year. Battlestar Galactica Online is licensed through Universal Partnerships & Licensing on behalf of NBC Universal Television Consumer Products Group.