CCP releases 19th free expansion for highly praised sci-fi MMO EVE Online
Reykjavik, Iceland – June 4, 2013 – CCP Games, the leading independent developer of massively multiplayer online games, has released the 19th free expansion for EVE Online, the most successful science fiction MMO of all time. EVE Online: Odyssey revitalizes exploration of the cosmic frontier, fortifying one of the greatest inspirational forces for those who have come to experience the EVE universe during its ten amazing years. Changes to scanning, hidden sites, and discovery are just a few of the additions designed to help pilots continue their epic journeys through New Eden.
Odyssey introduces the Sensor Overlay, a new system that helps players uncover the riches, riddles and relics hidden among the stars. This improved scanner sports a streamlined user interface, with gorgeous visuals and improved utility sure to inspire new players and veteran explorers to undock for fresh adventures.
EVE Online: Odyssey brings evolved and enhanced spaceship metrics for multiple ship classes and redistributed stellar resource landscape, exploration sites, and NPC loot across the universe. These changes will shake up EVE’s player-driven economy and rattle tenuous diplomatic ties between even the largest player alliances of New Eden. Allegiances will shift, markets will boom and crash, and fresh wars will rage across the cosmos as EVE’s notorious pilots do what they do best—follow their ambitions and live their own unique and dramatic stories.
Just in time for these upheavals, Odyssey also rolls out brand new Navy Battlecruisers in which to explore, exploit, and conquer the galaxy. Player-owned starbases have also gotten an update, as the new expansion introduces dozens of fixes, updates, user interface innovations, and enhanced features such as radial menus and probe formations to make EVE Online more accessible without sacrificing its world-renowned depth.
“Odyssey is about revisiting the original promise of EVE Online; a truly massive universe filled with danger, opportunity and wonder,” said Andie Nordgren, senior producer for EVE Online. “Yet the true excitement and drama comes, as always in EVE, from the interaction between players vying to attain the same goals. Odyssey adds fuel to that fire.”
Celebrating ten years of consecutive growth, EVE Online now boasts over half a million subscribers worldwide. With the mercenaries of newly-launched DUST 514® (free to download and play on the PlayStation®3) invading the EVE Universe, there is no better time for players to begin their own odyssey in the world’s largest universe as its Second Decade begins.
Further information about EVE Online: Odyssey can be found via the following online resources:
· The Odyssey expansion trailer: http://youtu.be/9kmUf3fflrA
The EVE Online: Odyssey feature page: http://www.eveonline.com/odyssey
· Odyssey Hacking and Archaeology video tutorial
· Complete patch notes
· Recent developer blogs covering EVE Online: Odyssey
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About EVE Online
EVE Online is a spectacular, captivating gaming experience where hundreds of thousands of players compete within the same virtual cosmic universe for riches, power, glory and adventure. In EVE, players can create and live out their most virtuous or sinister dreams, piloting starships through a futuristic galaxy featuring a sophisticated, player-run economy and solar systems rife with treasures to be discovered. With professions ranging from commodities trader to mercenary, industrial entrepreneur to pirate, mining engineer to fleet commander and more, EVE players have access to a diverse array of tools and interfaces to forge their own exhilarating path. EVE players can also interact within EVE Gate, a Web-based portal for the EVE community to connect, organize and communicate outside the game itself. Learn more and sign up for a free trial at www.eveonline.com
CCP is recognized for the creation of revolutionary gaming experiences designed with a unique combination of stunning artistry and advanced technology. Best known as the independent developer and publisher of EVE Online, the critically acclaimed, space-based massively multiplayer online game (MMO), it has two additional titles now in production: World of Darkness, a dark, immersive MMO based on the legendary roleplaying franchise of the same name; and DUST 514, the groundbreaking massively multiplayer online first-person shooter (MMOFPS) set in and linked to the EVE Online universe. Founded in Iceland in 1997, CCP is privately held and has offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, Reykjavik and Shanghai with a datacenter in London. More information can be found at www.ccpgames.com