Today Codemasters Online and NetDevil announced that beta signups for their upcoming space combat MMO, Jumpgate Evolution has broken the 150,000 barrier and is still increasing. Earlier this year we had a two part First Look series -- part 1 and part 2 -- and after seeing it playable at the Penny Arcade Expo, it was definitely an indicator that the game was coming along nicely and excitement was building. Today's announcement cements that fact, as NetDevil is closing in on having a quarter million fans eagerly awaiting their chance to beta test the game.
“We are pleased to announce this exciting landmark for Jumpgate Evolution,” commented Edward Relf, Director, Marketing, Codemasters Online. “Since the commencement of the BETA signup program three months ago, we have seen overwhelming support for the game and look forward to inviting players into the BETA in the coming months. We encourage everyone looking to get into BETA to sign up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”
Jumpgate Evolution is expected to launch in 2009, with closed beta “beginning soon,” according to the press release, so if you haven't signed up yet, you probably should. We were also given a few new screenshots of the game to accompany this news, so check them out below before heading over to the Jumpgate Evolution website to find out more about the game!