Another new sci-fi MMO, Zuroth Online, is in the works, scheduled for 2008 or 2009 release. Planned features:
- Ranged and melee combat professions, entertainers, crafters, and certain specialty professions.
- Space combat.
- Battlefields for factional PVP which allows cross-server battles.
- Skill-based, no levels.
- Players can mix, match, and drop professions.
- Player housing and cities.
Hmmmm, something about this is all very familiar :)
They will be using the Multiverse platform. I had downloaded Multiverse a few weeks ago to take a look at their demo worlds and some others that are open to the public. I might be wrong, but I got the feeling this is the way to go when you're building the game from your garage with some buddies.
I wish them lots of luck. Given the similarities to pre-NGE SWG, they may very well have a large following.