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…

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 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…

EVE Online: Ascension offers free access to acclaimed sci-fi MMO universe

The deep, player-driven experience of EVE Online is now wide open to anyone willing to take up the challenge of exploring with, warring against, and scheming amidst hundreds of thousands of other players in the massive space sandbox that is the EVE universe. Headlining the EVE Online: Ascension expansion is the Clone States feature, which has done away with free trial accounts and allows any past, present, or future players to play for free, forever. Whichever player corporations, alliances, and coalitions best recruit and nurture the promising influx of new…

Shadow of the Serpent Event Now Live in EVE Online

The latest EVE Online release has brought lots of game improvements and the latest massive in-game event, the Shadow of the Serpent, where CONCORD has declared newly revealed Serpentis pirate sites as freely salvageable for great rewards if defeated. As reports of a new breed of capital ships under construction in the Serpentis home region of Fountain reach critical levels, threatened organizations take action. The Scope Network now acts as a broker between capsuleers and powerful empire corporations in New Eden. The dawn of a new age promising great opportunities…

EVE Online’s Citadel Expansion builds dreams and wrecks them

Today the Citadel expansion has come to EVE Online, ushering in the biggest changes ever to player control over space. The inventive pilots of gaming’s most intriguing sci-fi sandbox game can now build staggeringly massive structures and then tear them down with imposing fleets of enormous starships. The delicate balances of power will break and new ones arise, unleashing havoc and spawning future conflicts across the universe. Outposts and Stations were once the tools EVE players used to bring the universe under their control. Now, in a game with near-infinite…

EVE Fanfest 2016 Live Stream Info

EVE Fanfest 2016 is here, and we want to make sure you catch all the big announcements and events in store for you. The o7 Fanfest Live Stream will be broadcasting all three days, with interviews and commentary throughout. Tune in, and join us for… CCP WELCOME KEYNOTE – Opening Ceremonies & Updates on New Eden on Thursday, 21 April @ 12:00UTC THE EVE KEYNOTE – Thursday is the day! Mark your calendars and be there for the EVE Keynote on Thursday, 21 April @ 14:00UTC. REAL SCIENCE – Presentations…

Gaming’s Largest Conflict Ever: The Next Great War has come to EVE Online

Over 60 thousand players are currently facing off on two major, universe-spanning sides in the emergence of what is the next great war in EVE Online. It has already produced two major battles, causing amazing drama within the community and a virtual tsunami of player-created propaganda as well. Today we put out a dev blog about the conflict, highlighting the March 28th Battle of M-OEE8–the second-largest battle in EVE Online ever behind 2014’s Bloodbath of B-R5RB. Over 5,806 pilots participated in one single battle for several hours. March 28th saw…