Archive for August, 2018

EVE Online News – Summer Expansion, Odyssey, Coming June 4th

CCP Games has announced that the nineteenth expansion for EVE Online will be released on June 4th. Called "Odyssey", the expansion will bring an overhauled scanning mechanic, a refreshed user interface and new rewards for finding and interacting with sites hidden in space. 

Universe-wide resource redistribution and ship rebalancing will shake up the entire EVE metagame across social, economic, military and political levels, leading to new types of conflicts, fresh strategies and shifting allegiances amongst EVE’s player alliances. EVE Online: Odyssey will also debut new ships, star base improvements, graphics updates and a few surprises to be unveiled in the future.

Check out the EVE Online: Odyssey teaser site for more information.

EVE Online News - Summer Expansion, Odyssey, Coming June 4th

EVE Online News – Battle for Caldari Prime Detailed

EVE Online and DUST 514 players are getting ready for an epic cross platform, cross game event called the Battle for Caldari Prime. The event is slated to provide lore behind the melding of the two games as well as 'unscripted elements' that will draw players in to make dynamic changes.

 As a showcase to the level of involvement and influence players of both games have in the EVE universe, we have been hosting a series of in-game events that explain the arrival of the DUST mercenaries and weave their background into the EVE story. The events to date have been relatively contained. They‘ve involved both DUST 514 and EVE Online players, but they‘ve been more focused towards the core community of EVE lore afficionados. These events have however all been building towards something.

That something is happening now. 

Read more on the EVE Online blog.

EVE Online News - Battle for Caldari Prime Detailed

EVE Online News – Uprising in a Big Way with Dust 514

DUST 514 and EVE Online players have a lot to look forward to with the upcoming weekend as the two worlds collide. We had the opportunity to chat with the development team about it all and have an exclusive report to share. Check it out and then head to the comments to chat.

Fans of EVE Online and the PS3 MMOFPS Dust 514 have something big to look forward to this weekend. On a conference call with the CCP Development teams handling both games, we learned that Friday marks the day both games come even closer than ever before to sharing the same universe, the same systems, but more importantly… also the same story and lore. Live Events Producer, Arnar Hrafn Gylfason (CCP Zulu) talked to MMORPG.com and other outlets about the forthcoming massive Uprising event which kicks off this Friday across both EVE and Dust and won’t stop until a winner is decided.

Read more of Bill Murphy's Eve Online: Uprising in a Big Way with Dust 514.

EVE Online News - Uprising in a Big Way with Dust 514

EVE Online News – EON Magazine Ceasing Publication

December marked the end of the physical printing of EVE Online's EON magazine as publishers felt it would do better as digital only. January, however, marks both the first and last digital copy of EON as CCP Games has announced the end of all versions.

EON was conceived when the death of print publishing was loudly being proclaimed and gaming magazines seemed to be dying with prompt regularity. Against such a dark background, the idea to devote an entire publication to one game (and in 2005 a comparatively small one) seemed ever-so-slightly insane, and yet in spite of all predictions – including our own wildest ambitions – EON managed to thrive for a good few years and survive a good few more. In that time we've been honoured to work within a community of gamers that has no equal, aiming to mirror its efforts so that we might do them justice. To them – to you – EON will stand as a lasting tribute that will persist – gathering dust perhaps, but immune to digital extinction – for at least as long as New Eden itself.

Read more on the EVE Online site.

EVE Online News - EON Magazine Ceasing Publication

EVE Online News – Shaping the Course of New Eden

A new and intriguing blog post has appeared on the EVE Online site that gives new information about how EVE Online and DUST 514 players will be setting the course for New Eden in the future. Through a series of in-game live events and more, players will be able to have a direct impact on the future of New Eden.

  What is Uprising?

There is a new and unstable element being introduced to the EVE Universe: the DUST 514 mercenary. The full impact of these new immortal soldiers is yet to be felt but considering the force they project it’s only a matter of time before the pot boils over.

Read more on the EVE Online site.

EVE Online News - Shaping the Course of New Eden

EVE Online News – Ten Years & Half a Million Subscribers

CCP Games has just announced that EVE Online has surpassed the half-million subscriber mark, an astonishing thing for a ten year old game. We recently had the opportunity to talk with CEO Hilmar Pétursson and CMO David Reid about this exciting announcement and what lies ahead for EVE. Check it out before lending your voice to the conversation in the comments.

Today marks a seminal point in the MMO space with the announcement that EVE Online has surpassed the half-million subscriber mark. What makes this so astonishing in today’s generally declining subscription MMO market is the fact that EVE is marking its tenth year since release. Few games, including the-one-which-must-not-be-named, can make any such claim and yet here we are.

Read more of Suzie Ford's EVE Online: Ten Years & Half a Million Subscribers.

EVE Online News - Ten Years & Half a Million Subscribers