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Play Battlestar online

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Sci Fi Network parent NBC Universal and online gamemaker Sierra are teaming to bring fans a multiplayer game based on Battlestar Galactica. The game will be available as a digital download in the fall for Xbox Live and PCs.

The online Battlestar game will focus on space dogfights, giving players the option to play as either the humans or the Cylons. Sierra expects to offer updates after the game's release.

NBC U is still shopping the idea of a Battlestar console game to several gamemakers, but console games have an average two-year development cycle. Universal interactive licensing vice president Bill Kispert says a downloadable game works perfectly to immediately capture the excitement surrounding the show.

"The show is really hot right now and the fans want content so we had a lot of discussion to figure out something we could do this year," Kispert explained.

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