Jagex, the developer behind the popular browser-based MMORPG RuneScape, announced on Wednesday that it is currently working on a sci-fi-themed MMORPG called Stellar Dawn. Although the details are slim at this point, the company is keeping with the browser-based theme, allowing gamers to play on almost any PC with an Internet connection.
"Stellar Dawn will be Jagex's biggest release to date and everyone at the studio is absolutely electric with excitement as we enter the final stages of development," said Mark Gerhard, Jagex's CEO. "We are really happy with how well Stellar Dawn has come together. The team has deftly blended art, content and technology to provide the entertaining, long-term game appeal that we have become famous for."
Upon visiting the game's official website, Stellar Dawn requires age verification, indicating that the game is more than a browser-based game geared for a general audience. But as with RuneScape, the company plans to offer a "sizable portion" of the virtual world for free-to-play gamers, requiring a small monthly fee for access to the entire game.
Stellar Dawn is expected to launch in 2011, however interested gamers can sign up for access to the closed beta by heading here.