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Stargate Worlds

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment

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'Stargate Worlds' Closed Beta Starts Oct. 15 - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2008 @ 6:13 a.m. PDT

Stargate Worlds provides players with a form of ranged combat unique to MMORPG that will take full advantage of modern and science fiction weaponry, cover, and terrain. Players will be able to form squads with their friends or use bots for players who want to go solo. Squad leaders will control maneuvers and objectives through an innovative combat control interface. Players may choose to create characters that are members of either the SGC (the Good Guys) or the System Lords (the Bad Guys).

Stargate Worlds provides players with a form of ranged combat unique to MMORPG that will take full advantage of modern and science fiction weaponry, cover, and terrain. Players will be able to form squads with their friends or use bots for players who want to go solo. Squad leaders will control maneuvers and objectives through an innovative combat control interface. Players may choose to create characters that are members of either the SGC (the Good Guys) or the System Lords (the Bad Guys). Characters are equipped with varied and mixed skills, with the choice to form such classes as Research, Combat Marine, Medical, Scientific, Diplomatic, Engineering, Archeological, and Exploration. PVP will be possible between the two alliances on many contested worlds, actually swaying the balance of power on those planets, and unlocking hidden content. Cooperative play will also be possible, and players will be encouraged to forge temporary alliances to deal with greater threats, such as the Ori.

The universe evolves as players inhabit and vie for control over alien worlds. Local populations will shift their allegiance between the two alliances. Outside threats, such as the Ori, will conspire to further change the face of these worlds. Players will be able to tip the balance of power on these worlds, beating back the Ori invasion, and swaying the local populations to their side through quests, combat and trade. Whether you are a solitary explorer, master tradesman, or commander of a massive armed force- your every action will alter the worlds of the Stargate universe.

Stargate fans can pick up their assault rifles and join Op-CORE as they take their first steps in Stargate Worlds. Beta sign ups are live at register.stargateworlds.com/Registration/. More testers will be invited to sign up over time, so it’s not too late to put your name in the selection pool.

“From now until launch, everything we do is about polish and fun,” said Stargate Worlds Studio Head Dan Elggren. “We’ve laid a great foundation for the beta testers and their feedback is a vital part of the game development process.”

Key Features :

  • Feel the heat - Master the battlefield using modern tactics and firepower
  • Travel instantly - Dial up the Stargate to explore dozens of worlds from ancient civilizations to high tech planets
  • Team up - Battle devious and powerful enemies with your friends
  • Find the new you - Pick from seven archetypes with unique skills and styles
  • Don’t fight it – Simulate translation, repair and sabotage with Minigames as your buddies battle it out
  • ¬∑ Advance with the story – New story, missions, weapons and loot delivered regularly

Stargate Worlds is based on MGM's sci-fi series Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, scheduled for an early 2009 launch.

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