It turns out that Jagex's planned MechScape MMO wasn't the follow up to RuneScape after all - in fact it got scrapped - and instead they are planning a sci-fi MMO called Stella Dawn. Not much in the way of details yet, but there's some art and a beta sign up form over on the site. Eurogamer report that a "sizeable chunk" of the game will be free, and that it is Jagex's most ambitious game ever. I guess we'll get to see a lot more of that in the coming months. I'd like to see someone do a genuinely playable sci-fi MMO that wasn't just spaceships, at least.
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