It appears that a team is making promising headway on a revival of the multiplayer aspect of Hellgate. Since the revelation that such a project was underway earlier this year, the team has made such significant progress to being the multiplayer aspect to life that the first in a series of developer diaries has been published.
We currently have 4-5 developers actively working on this project; myself, MMan, and MarCNeT being the principal developers at this point. Things are still at a very tentative stage where bugs are both discovered and squashed daily (sometimes hourly). See below for a rough list of what works and what doesn't: What Works
- Logging in
- Character Creation
- Multiple Players
- Treasure, including items with effects
- Mail system, including attachments/money
- Stash/shared stash
- Party System*
- Portals Between Dungeons/Stations/Station Terminal*
- PvP Arena*
- Chat System
- Augmentrix, nano forge, etc
Hellgate: London was developed by Flagship Studios and taken over by T3Fun after Flagship's demise.
Read the full post on the Hellgate site.