Tuesday 21st July 2009, 3pm GMT– Codemasters Online&NetDevil today announced that Jumpgate Evolution, the eagerly anticipated new space combat MMO, has reached a landmark 250,000 Beta sign ups in North America and Europe and has subsequently become Codemasters Online’s biggest ever Beta campaign.
Jumpgate Evolution is currently in the Friends and Family testing phase, already providing select gamers with a chance to experience the game’s sci-fi thrills first-hand. NetDevil’s aim is that these tests will provide the community with the opportunity to change the game, on the basis of producing a highly enjoyable and quality experience.
“This is a fantastic achievement for everyone involved with Jumpgate Evolution,” said David Solari, Vice President, Codemasters Online.“We have received overwhelming support for the game since the commencement of its Beta sign up last year and our fans have been clamoring for the Beta. We expect our fans to agree that it was well worth the wait.”
“Our players’ enthusiasm continues to exceed our expectations at every milestone and we are extremely excited to achieve such fantastic support,” said Scott Brown, President of NetDevil.“We have thoroughly enjoyed obtaining some valuable feedback from the people in our Friends&Family test, helping us to take the next major step towards launch.”
Developed by the highly experienced US-based MMOG developer NetDevil, Jumpgate Evolution is an exhilarating space combat MMO, set in a vast expanding universe, that allows players to choose from one of three playable Nations and engage in an intense action-packed gaming experience. While embarking on an immersive and accessible space adventure, players can trade valuable commodities, take part in awesome intergalactic battles, meet and play with friends and live out the dream of an elite hero. The game features a rich and varied universe to explore and has been designed for experienced and novice MMO players alike.
For more information on Jumpgate or to sign up for BETA visit www.jumpgateevolution.com
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NetDevil is a leading independent game development company that specializes in the development and construction of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs). Founded in 1997, under the inspiration of Jumpgate TM , the world’s first massively multiplayer space simulator, the company carries on a commitment to creating interactive, virtual worlds in unique and elaborate settings. Currently, the company is developing two major MMO titles– Jumpgate Evolution and LEGO Universe. Led by a development team of talented and experienced industry veterans, NetDevil has grown to over 100 employees. All NetDevil employees share a common vision to bring the mysteries of new and exciting worlds to life as immersive online universes. For more information about the company, visit www.netdevil.com
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