Black Prophecy: European Open Beta Cleared for Launch
- By: CM Boots-Faubert
- Posted 28th Feb 2011
Black Prophecy -- the upcoming uber cool Space-based MMO -- offers breath-taking real-time battles in a variety of space settings in a world with a rich background story penned by the science fiction author Michael Marrak.
Enthralling PvP battles fought alone or with a group represents the nucleus of this piloting/shooter, which obviously centers around your ship and its weapons. The word is that the game will feature a robust ship building and crafting system, as well as countless options for customizing spaceships -- from weapons to looks to everything in between!
With the game rapidly approaching the point where it no longer has a letter following its version number, publisher Gamigo and developer Reakktor Media are eager to get some real-life testing underway -- which is why they have issued an open call to all European pilots - asking them to report to High Command now to register for a slot in the open beta testing of Black Prophecy.
Open Beta Screenshots
Clearly this is an important milestone in the development of the game -- and using an open beta for the crucible is actually a smart move for the developer, as it should allow them to stomp the bad bugs early on in the process.
The open beta testing will start first for players from Europe -- but gamers from North America need not despair -- as the servers for closed beta testing there will be available some time in March.
The open beta client will include many new and updated features that were not available previously -- for example the controls have been made more intuitive, allowing the direction one is shooting in to be determined independently from the direction of the ship.
Weapons have been examined carefully and their damage output has been rebalanced. The level cap has been raised to level 40 and new content has been added -- but that just scratches the surface of the updated client. A change log of all the new features can be found in the official forum, so check that out for the gritty details.
All planned features, such as modular ship-building, the skill system, single-player, group, clan and PvP missions, and clan stations have been fully implemented, and the voiced dialogue and orchestral soundtrack hsve now been added as well.
Black Prophecy is available to be played in both English and German, with other languages coming soon.
More information about Black Prophecy as well as an opportunity to register to play can be found on the official website -- www.blackprophecy.com -- so check that out, Cowboy!