Stargate Worlds is a new MMORPG being developed by industry newcomer Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment in association with the film and television media company MGM. The game will allow thousands of players to interact in an online universe based around Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis.
Little so far has been released about the game, besides initial ideas and concept art, although one notable feature of the game recently released is that it will be completely canonical, adhering and contributing to the back story of Stargate SG-1.
Stargate Worlds will be based on the popular science fiction show Stargate SG-1. Original plans were to run it in sync with the show, but it (the show) was recently canceled even though 2 direct-to-DVD films are in the making continuing the storyline.
The game will revolve at release around the Milky Way Galaxy, in the fictional storyline of the ongoing conflict between the Tau'ri and Goa'uld. Playable races as shown at this time will include Humans, Goa'uld, Jaffa, and Asgard.
"From the moment you login, you will feel like you are living in the same world as the TV show." - Chris Klug, Creative Director of CME
While the game was in the final stages of pre-production, Chris Klug, the project's Creative Director, mentioned that the game's planned playable races include Humans, Jaffa, Asgard, Symbiotes. Each race will have several different factions. For example, human factions will include the Tau'ri and Offworld Humans; Jaffa factions include the Free Jaffa and Loyal Jaffa; Asgard factions include the Loyal Asgard and Renegade Asgard; and symbiote factions include the Tok'ra and Goa'uld. However, due to the game now being allocated out-of-sync with the shows' storylines, the factions per race have ruled out the Tok'ra. The reasoning is that the Goa'uld are meant to be a totally evil race. Also, there is some question to whether being a Free/Rebel Jaffa will be available immediately during launch.
There are currently 5 playable races: