Bigpoint has announced that the first phase of the closed beta for Battlestar Galactica Online has started. According to the press release, hand-picked players from both Europe and North America were chosen to enter the closed beta of the game based on the popular science fiction TV series.
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.
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.
Sign up for the closed beta here.