Black Desert Online Creators Pearl Abyss to Acquire CCP Games, Makers of EVE Online

Today, Black Desert Online developer Pearl Abyss announced that it will acquire CCP Games, the creators of popular spaceship MMORPG EVE Online. The deal outlines that CCP Games will continue to operate independently as a developer with studios in Reykjavik, London and Shanghai, while integrating the company’s extensive development and publishing expertise into Pearl Abyss’ operations for all current and future projects. EVE Online is a space-based, persistent world MMO game, developed by CCP’s Reykjavik studio. The game first launched in 2003 and has since gained recognition for its scale…

CCP Games Launches Sparc for PlayStation®VR, Making Full-Body VR Gameplay a Reality

Today, CCP Games launched Sparc™, the energetic competitive virtual reality game on PlayStation®VR. Sparc’s unique full-body experience is only possible in virtual reality, where players’ VR equipment becomes their sports gear. In Sparc, players connect online to compete in fast-paced and physical one-on-one gameplay, using two PlayStation®Move motion controllers to throw projectiles across the court at their opponent while dodging, blocking or deflecting incoming shots. PS VR owners can download Sparc now for $29.99/ €29.99/£22.99 SRP from the PlayStation®Store. To mark Sparc‘s release, CCP has released a new trailer. “From…

CCP Games to Launch EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone, Giving Non-VR Players Access to the EVE: Valkyrie Universe

Today, CCP Games announced that on September 26, 2017, the fan-favorite virtual reality game, EVE: Valkyrie, will become EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone , representing a major expansion for the renowned multiplayer first-person spaceship shooter. Bursting out of VR and onto TVs and monitors, EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone enables PC and PlayStation®4 gamers to fly and fight alongside each other, both in and out of VR, in fully balanced online space combat. Since its debut on Oculus Rift in March 2016, EVE: Valkyrie launched on PlayStation®VR and HTC Vive®, introduced cross-platform…

EVE Online Joins Exoplanet Search with Project Discovery

CCP Games has added the ability for players of EVE Online, its massively multiplayer online game, to help search for distant planets outside of our solar system (AKA exoplanets) from within EVE’s virtual universe in the newest phase of Project Discovery, its citizen science effort. This unique scientific crowdsourcing effort is a collaboration between EVE Online developers, Massively Multiplayer Online Science (MMOS), Reykjavik University, and the University of Geneva and honorary professor Michel Mayor, who recently won the prestigious 2017 Wolf Prize for Physics. Together with Didier Queloz in 1995,…

EVE Online’s Rogue Swarm Alert Event and Color Blindness Support

Following the revelation that CONCORD’s Rogue Drone Monitoring Taskforce has begun to observe new behavior among many of the groups of rogue drones, the empires of New Eden are requesting that capsuleers assist in stamping out this new breed of high-level rogue AI that has emerged. The rewards for this universe-spanning event are plentiful, and capsuleers of all skill and ability levels may find fortune among the wreckage which can include PLEX, SKINs, skill accelerators, and more. Pilots should look for Rogue Swarm nests throughout the course of the event…

EVE Online mixes celebration, beauty and terror with Capsuleer Day and YC 119.5 Release

On May 6th, EVE Online celebrated its 14th anniversary with Capsuleer Day. In 2003, a flood of intrepid pilots took to the skies with grand hopes and aspirations. Fourteen years on and the same curiosity and bravery have become the cornerstones of a thriving virtual world built on emergent, player-driven experiences. In celebration of another year amongst the stars, all capsuleers were rewarded with a YC119 Capsuleer Day Capsule SKIN and loads of fireworks, redeemable until May 23rd. In addition, yesterday, the YC 119.5 release went live, bringing with it…

EVE: Valkyrie’s New ‘Groundrush’ Update Hurtles Towards Players Today

Today, CCP Games launches Groundrush, the fifth major free update for EVE: Valkyrie – the acclaimed virtual reality space combat shooter set in the universe of EVE – on PlayStation®VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Groundrush takes the fight to the surface with Solitude, the game’s first ground-based map. Solitude introduces a brand-new battleground carved into the craggy face of a remote planet, featuring fully playable interior and exterior spaces with intricately detailed terrain. With its tight passageways, mountainous terrain and cavernous underground spaces, Solitude rewards risky flight maneuvers that…

CCP Games Announces Sparc

Today, CCP Games is thrilled to announce Sparc, a unique virtual sport only possible in virtual reality. In Sparc, players connect online to compete with each other in fast and fun full-body VR gameplay. Currently in development for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR, Sparc will be the first wholly original IP to be shipped by CCP outside of the EVE universe when it releases in 2017. Sparc‘s skill-based, full-body gameplay makes for a fast-paced and fun physical sport. Players use their motion controllers to throw projectiles at their…

EVE Online gamers to join in exoplanet search through scientific collaboration

CCP Games today announced that the search for planets outside our solar system (AKA exoplanets) will come to their massively multiplayer online game EVE Online. This unique scientific crowdsourcing effort represents a collaboration between CCP developers, Massively Multiplayer Online Science (MMOS), University of Reykjavik, and the University of Geneva and its honorary professor Michel Mayor , winner of the prestigious 2017 Wolf Prize for Physics and discoverer of the first exoplanet. Within EVE’s virtual universe, players will interact with real-world astronomical data provided by the University of Geneva through a…

Expansion Gunjack 2: End of Shift comes with Challenges, Leaderboards, Weapon Upgrades and More

Today, CCP Games’ Shanghai studio is thrilled to announce the release of an all-new game update for Gunjack 2: End of Shift – the fast-paced turret shooter set in EVE Online®’s science fiction universe, built from the ground up for mobile VR using Unreal Engine 4. This game update is available for download now and is free for all owners of Gunjack 2: End of Shift. The new update brings four major new additions to the game, bringing greater depth and replayability to Gunjack 2‘s incredibly immersive VR gameplay. With…