Battlestar Galactica Online jumps to open beta Feb. 8

Bigpoint Games is getting its space combat MMO based on Syfy's Battlestar Galactica reboot ready for open beta on February 8. Currently in closed beta, the browser-based Battlestar Galactica Online will let PC and Mac players live out their fantasies of piloting Vipers -- or Cylon Raiders, if you're secretly a toaster -- free-of-charge, with gameplay and cosmetic enhancements available for unlock with Colonial credits real cash money.

The beta will be accessible from the US and Europe via servers located on the West Coast, East Coast and one in the EU. Though the game will include language options for English, French, German, Polish, Turkish Italian, Russian and Spanish, English will be the only dialect permissible in chat. Bigpoint hasn't said wether or not the word "frak" will be filtered.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.