By October 19, 2007

Officially-licensed Battlestar Galactica game headed for PC and Xbox 360 Arcade

Almost a year and a half ago I wrote about an underground Battlestar Galactica PC game based off of the Freespace 2 engine. A demo for Beyond the Red Line was released, but work is still spotty on the ambitious independent project. In the meantime, Sierra Online has announced that an official BSG game for the PC and Xbox 360 is set for release on October 24, 2007. The game will feature single- and multi-player modes. The single-player part of the game will feature ten missions from the television series. The multi-player component is your typical deathmatch, team deathmatch modes, with a “domination” game that I didn’t completely grok at first glance. Unfortunately absent is multi-player co-op of the single-player missions.

It really irks me that publishers focus so much on online player vs player. There aren’t enough co-op games out there, and BSG would have been an obvious choice. I might have considered spending the 800 Microsoft Points ($10USD) for the game on XBLA, but I’m not sure if it’s worth it to me to just play ten missions.

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