Jumpgate Evolution was slated to be a 3D sci-fi MMORPG with twitch based spaceship gameplay. The game focused on large scale RvR battles between the three factions.
Type: Sci-Fi MMORPG
Release Date: Cancelled
Closure Date: Cancelled
Pros: +Action oriented cockpit combat. +Pilot ships of any faction.+Open and instanced PvP options.
Cons: -Never saw the light of day. -Would have required a monthly subscription. -Developers chose an unpopular genre.
Jumpgate Evolution Overview
Jumpgate Evolution was announced in June 2007 as a sequel to Jumpgate: The Reconstruction Initiative, but after repeated delays was eventually abandoned by the developer. Like its predecessor, Jumpgate Evolution was a space themed MMORPG that promised a vast, persistent universe with a variety of PvE and PvP gameplay options.
Solrain Commonwealth - A mercantile state populated by mercenaries, smugglers, corrupt mega-corporations, and crime syndicates.
Quantar Paths - A loose confederation of dozens of cults unified through their belief that humanity's destiny lies in the stars.
Octavian Empire - A militarist state plagued by constant intrigue due to power struggles to claim the vacant throne.
Jumpgate Evolution Key Features
- Realm vs Realm Combat - Take part in epic faction battles in group PvP events that pit the three nations against one another for control over the stars.
- Real-time Cockpit Gameplay - Take control of your spaceship with real-time, twitch-based gameplay.
- May The Best Pilot Win - Weapons and shields with consistent, predictable durability and damage.
- Play Your Way - The developers were aiming for a single server type that supports a variety of gameplay styles from casual PvE to hardcore open PvP environments.
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Jumpgate Evolution Additional Information
Composer: Mason Fisher
Announcement Date: June 2007
Planned Release Date: June 2009
Development History / Background:
Planned as a sequel to Jumpgate: The Reconstruction Initiative (2001), work on Jumpgate Evolution started in 2007 and was supposed to be completed by June 2009. The game made an appearance at E3 in 2009 and again in 2010 after its release was delayed.
On February 2011, developer NetDevil laid off all staff besides its LEGO Universe team. No formal announcement regarding Jumpgate Evolution was made at the time, but by July 2012 the official site had gone dark.
Jumpgate Evolution Private Servers
Jumpgate Evolution was never released and so the code was never made available to emulate. Fortunately, there are active private servers for the original Jumpgate: The Reconstruction Initiative.