Archive for March, 2016

EVE Online News – CCP Confirms Next Round of Layoffs

CCP Games has announced that forty-nine jobs have been lost in a restructuring move. According to GamesIndustry.biz (via Polygon), the layoffs are part of CCP's continuing focus on the EVE Universe and the jobs lost came from the publishing areas of the company and will not affect any of the games currently in development.

"As part of our strategy to focus on the EVE Universe, today CCP conducted a restructuring that resulted in the layoff of 49 people in our publishing organisation," the company told GamesIndustry International in a statement.

"Though it is hard to say goodbye to our friends and family, this action concludes the process we started several months ago. CCP has provided severance packages and job placement assistance for those affected. Development teams and plans for EVE Online, EVE: Valkyrie, DUST 514, and 'Project Legion' are not impacted by the restructuring."

Read more at the link above.

EVE Online News - CCP Confirms Next Round of Layoffs

EVE Online News – Earlybird Tickets Go On Sale For Fanfest 2015/EVE Vegas

Icelandic event organizers plan to make EVE Fanfest 2015 a stellar event–literally. Next year's celebration, set for March 19-21 in Reykjavik, Iceland, coincides with a total solar eclipse which NASA says is best viewed from Iceland. Early Birds tickets are now available for both Fanfest 2015 and EVE Vegas which takes place October 17-19th 2014.

Tickets for both events can be bought with cash of PLEX and come at the rate of  $150 USD  (120 EUR / 100 GBP / 6000 RUB)

For Fanfest 2015 Tickets, visit the EVE Fanfest website.

For EVE Vegas, visit the EVE Vegas website.

EVE Online News - Earlybird Tickets Go On Sale For Fanfest 2015/EVE Vegas

 

EVE Online News – Valkyrie: Building the Cockpit

Getting hands-on EVE: Valkyrie, CCP’s space dogfighting sim, was one of the highlights of this year’s EVE FanFest. After pulling himself out of the virtual cockpit, Gareth Harmer interviewed Senior Programmer Sigurdur Gunnarsson about what it took to build this incredible VR experience.

Read more of Gareth Harmer's EVE: Valkyrie – Building the Cockpit.

EVE Online News - Valkyrie: Building the Cockpit

EVE Online News – Foundations of a Galactic Future

In the EVE Universe, change is the only certainty. During this year’s EVE FanFest, Gareth Harmer spoke to Senior Producer Andie Nordgren about the vision for EVE Online, and with Architect Kjartan Emilsson about integrating all EVE games into a single Universe.

Read more of Gareth Harmer's EVE Online: Foundations of a Galactic Future.

EVE Online News - Foundations of a Galactic Future

EVE Online News – CCP Presents New Comic, Artbook, Ship Models

The universe of EVE Online keeps on creeping into the real world. True stories from New Eden were turned into a series of comics, and the background lore has been documented in EVE: Source – a hardcover book that oozes gravitas. Buoyed by success, CCP have today announced a further four collectibles that players will be able to own, including a new comic series, hardcover artbook and detailed ship models.

EVE Online contains some of the most beautiful spaceships in science fiction, so it’s no surprise that players amass huge virtual collections and regularly request physical models of them. Although CCP itself produced a limited run of four ships in the past, the new models are being put together by two specialist firms. One of the most requested – the Retribution-styled Megathron – will be available as a 10” model from Quantum Mechanix. For those capsuleers seeking something more extravagant, the Nyx will be rendered into a 28” model by the high-end experts at Project Triforce. Together with the Rifter included with the EVE Collector’s Edition, it’s likely that fans will be clearing shelf space in anticipation.

Continuing on from EVE: True Stories, Dark Horse comics will be putting together a series exploring the history of Rán Kavik, the first Valkyrie in New Eden, and central character of EVE: Valkyrie. Starting out as a digital release, the series will eventually be compiled into a hardcover printed edition. The work will be created by a single artist and writer, to be announced soon.

Finally, a new hardcover artbook will be competing for space on your coffee table. EVE Universe: The Art of New Eden will be much more than a simple compilation of spaceships and nebulae. Alongside some of the best images produced by CCP, the pages will also cover previously unreleased artwork, concept art and processes, and include commentary from the artists themselves. Just as with EVE: Source, this artbook will be produced by Dark Horse, and made available in physical and digital formats.

For more information on all of these, check out the official site. We’ll also have an interview with the fine folks from Dark Horse Comics soon!

~Filed by Gareth Harmer, CCP Fanfest 2014


EVE Online News – Summer Expansion, Kronos, Announced

During this weekend's CCP Fanfest 2014, the EVE Online team took to the stage to discuss its new development model that will see up to ten meaningful, yet smaller, content expansions released each year. The summer's first installment in the new development model is Kronos.

Kronos also marks a major shift in EVE development from two expansions per year to around 10 releases annually as CCP aims to deliver more content, more frequently, to its legendary playerbase..

Vast industrial operations are behind the famous player wars that rage across EVE’s sprawling universe, while smaller individual efforts generate wealth, meaning and power at a personal level. Kronos will create dynamic shifts in the industrial landscape by adding cost-scale differences, specialized workers and teams, changes to reprocessing, and more. 

Read more on the EVE Online  site.

EVE Online News - Summer Expansion, Kronos, Announced