"BigWorld Pty Ltd, Micro Forte's official licensing agent for BigWorld massively multiplayer technology today announced its Early Access Program for the highly anticipated BigWorld Technology. With over $8M and three years in development, the technology offers the world's most scalable, fault-tolerant, and customisable MMOG middleware available."
All the details here. Microforte are also at the US Games Developer Conference this year (4-8 March, at the Expo Booth #1634) if you're lucky enough to be going!. For more info about Bigworld, visit the website.
Speaking of the US Games Developer Conference, IGDA has announced the nominees for the Third Annual Game Developers Choice Awards, with Irrational nominated for Excellence in Visual Arts: Jonathan Chey, Ken Levine and Team for art direction in FREEDOM FORCE.