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  • EVE Online expands wormhole and mission gameplay with new release

    27. August 2014 | 02:27


    Hyperion” update on 26 August adds to popular game systems in the sprawling sci-fi universe

    26 Aug 2014 – Reykjavik, Iceland – CCP Games, a leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, has launched some big additions to agent missions and wormholes in the latest release for their award-winning sci-fi game, EVE Online.

    In Hyperion, dangerous “Burner” pirates have started to arrive all over the universe. Trained by the five major pirate factions, these lone criminals hide behind space gates that only frigate-class ships can activate, making for a fresh alternative to the battleship warfare that dominates high-level agent missions. These optional but lucrative new missions mimic the type of battle more often found between players.

    Hyperion also includes major changes to wormhole effects. Since wormholes were introduced into the game years ago, EVE players of all experience levels — always ready for a challenge — jumped headfirst into the unknown and carved out fragile refuges amidst a constantly shifting interstellar landscape. Among the changes:

    • New wormhole connections have opened up, and those with Black Holes inside have become the de facto fast-skirmish wormholes.

    • Class 4 wormhole systems have added another reliable exit wormhole, making them the perfect base from which to skirmish into other unknown systems while still providing a substantial income to those brave enough to stake their claim.

    • Changes in the mass calculations of ships entering wormholes should provide some exciting skirmishes, as bigger ships find themselves drifting further from the safety of the entrance.

     

    “Hyperion brings the first of many upcoming changes to core parts of EVE Online that let players explore the New Eden universe and clash with its inhabitants.” said Andie Nordgren, Executive Producer for EVE Online. “Missions, wormhole exploration, and incursions are an integral part of EVE’s player-driven vicious cycle of harvesting, creation and destruction, with players of all levels sewing the fabric of our massive universe with their ambitions.”

    Hyperion brings other changes to EVE, including more ship and module balancing, improved UI like sharable overviews and tooltips, new cybernetic arms and “retro” headwear, and the opening of planetary colonies in null security space to those outside the sovereign alliances that control them.

    Hyperion follows Crius as the third update in a major shift for EVE development, from two expansions per year to around 10 releases annually, as CCP delivers more content, more frequently, to its legendary player-base. Hyperion is available free to all EVE Online subscribers and trial users.

    Further information about Hyperion can be found on the feature page, as well as in developer blogs, the patch notes, and the Hyperion in-development video.

    Hyperion has been deployed in the midst of the Alliance Tournament XII, a live-streamed month-long competition, where dozens of the game’s most powerful and skilled alliances send representatives to battle it out for supremacy, putting their own assets and reputations on the line for a shot at glory as well as unique blueprints for powerful prize ships.

    About EVE Online®

    Celebrating its eleventh year, EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a captivating science-fiction game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory and adventure in a single universe. EVE players build and command a wide variety of starships and traverse vast solar systems interconnected by a sophisticated player-driven economy, forging their own destinies in the meaningful context of other players vying to do the same. Learn more and play the free trial at www.eveonline.com.

    About CCP

    CCP is a leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented eleventh consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe.  Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.

     

     

  • CCP Names Andie Nordgren as Executive Producer for EVE Online

    25. July 2014 | 17:41


    Nordgren Promoted to Lead Ongoing Development of CCP’s Award-Winning Sci-Fi MMO

    REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – July 25, 2014 – CCP Games, a leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, today announced that EVE Online® Senior Producer Andie “CCP Seagull” Nordgren has been promoted to the role of executive producer for EVE Online, the groundbreaking, sci-fi online game with hundreds of thousands of subscribers worldwide. In her new role, Nordgren will oversee all aspects of EVE Online’s production from the company’s Reykjavik headquarters.

    Nordgren was appointed executive producer following four years at CCP Games, most recently in the role of senior producer for EVE Online. Having joined CCP in 2010 as a technical producer in the Core Technology Group, she championed the new server technology that made it possible to connect EVE Online and DUST 514®. She went on to serve as a senior technical producer before being named senior producer for EVE Online. During her tenure as senior producer, Nordgren was responsible for EVE Online’s product vision and roadmap, and oversaw the development team’s transition from two expansions per year to 10 releases annually in an effort to deliver more content, more frequently, to EVE Online’s famed community.

    “It gives me great joy and confidence that Andie has accepted this challenge. Over the years I have watched her go from strength to strength at CCP and believe her deep understanding of how communities thrive and grow will benefit EVE even more in this new role,” said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP. “As senior producer, Andie developed and communicated a tremendously inspiring path forward for EVE which, now that she’s at the helm, we are confident will deliver EVE Online to new and exciting places in its second decade.”

    “As senior producer, Andie has been responsible for some of EVE’s best expansions,” said Sean Decker, senior vice-president of product development at CCP. “As our ‘fleet commander’ she’s led with a strong and consistent vision for EVE’s future and she’s bested other candidates in our exhaustive search for an executive producer in every imaginable metric.”

     
    “As the executive producer, I will continue to invest in the power of our amazing player community, and in making EVE Online the world’s most ambitious science fiction universe,” said Nordgren. “Being part of the EVE community is the most rewarding experience of my career, and it’s a great honor to be entrusted with its future.”

    More on Nordgren and her appointment is available here.

     

    About EVE Online®

    Now in its eleventh year, EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a captivating science-fiction game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory and adventure in a single universe. EVE players build and command a wide variety of starships and traverse vast solar systems interconnected by a sophisticated player-driven economy, forging their own destinies in the meaningful context of other players vying to do the same. Learn more and play the free trial at www.eveonline.com.

     

    About CCP

    CCP is a leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented eleventh consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe.  Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.

     
  • EVE OF DESTRUCTION Pits CCP Developers in Brawl against World-Class MMA Fighter at EVE Fanfest

    22. April 2014 | 15:56


    Gunnar “Gunni” Nelson (12-0-1) faces amateur stable of CCP staff and special guests

    EVE Fanfest 2014 logo

    22 April 2014 – Reykjavik, Iceland – CCP Games, the world's leading independent massively multiplayer game developer, today reluctantly acknowledged a long-term secret project after whispers of it started circulating amid the world’s martial combat elite. The shadowy, morally questionable program reportedly mixed genetic manipulation and intense psychological training over many years and was designed to prepare several of CCP’s video game development staff for actual physical combat against famed mixed-martial arts (MMA) fighter Gunnar “Gunni” Nelson (12-0-1). They will face off in the EVE OF DESTRUCTION event held during on Friday night (20:00 UTC on 2 May) of the three-day long EVE Fanfest 2014.

    Nelson, a world class Brazillian jiu-jitsu specialist, is arguably the greatest champion to arise from Iceland’s rich Viking heritage in the past several centuries. He responded to the news with a cold, emotionless stare.

    MMA Fighter Gunnar 'Gunni' Nelson at Fanfest 2014

    During EVE OF DESTRUCTION, Nelson will face off against CCP Games staff members and special guests in 10 back-to-back, one-versus-one wrestling matches in a fighting cage on loan from Mjölnir MMA Gym, his home training ground. The winner of each match is determined by submission, with unlimited time per round and only enough time between rounds for the introduction of the next competitor.

    “The fighting itself will be very serious,” said Ragnar “CCP Loki” Eðvaldsson, the fight’s promoter. “We aim to defeat this world-class athlete and the team has been training hard for many months at Mjölnir to do so. What is the distance between a person at the top of the pyramid and those who strive to get there? Tune in to find out.”

    Sveinn “CCP Guard/Mister G” Kjarval, who wears several hats as Community Developer for EVE Online, lead singer of Permaband and merciless coach of the CCP team, describes the EVE OF DESTRUCTION event as the “single greatest spectacle of athleticism” ever conceived, rivaled only by the “Brain vs. Pain” Chessboxing match held at Fanfest 2011. He promises “flailing, half-strength maneuvers” from his disciples that will “possibly, eventually have a 2% chance at best of causing this human tornado of devastation to pause and laugh just long enough that we get super lucky.”

    Nelson responded with his trademark cold, emotionless stare.

    MMA Fighter Gunnar 'Gunni' Nelson at EVE Fanfest 2014 Iceland

     

    Tune in to the free live-stream throughout Fanfest, including the EVE OF DESTRUCTION event on Friday 2 May 2014, at www.twitch.tv/ccp.

    More about Gunnar Nelson: http://www.nelson.is/

    Mjölnir MMA Gym: http://mjolnir.is/

    More about EVE Fanfest: http://fanfest.eveonline.com

     

    About CCP

    CCP is the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented eleventh consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe.  Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, San Francisco, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.

  • CCP Announces Online Streaming Plans for EVE Fanfest

    9. April 2014 | 17:18


    Live streaming of massive fan celebration offers free standard-definition and paid high-definition options

    Reykjavik, Iceland – April 9th, 2014 - CCP Games, the world's leading independent massively multiplayer game developer, has announced live streaming options for its annual fan celebration EVE Fanfest (May 1-3). Each year, thousands of EVE Online, DUST 514, and now EVE: Valkyrie players from around the world travel to CCP's headquarters in Reykjavik, Iceland for three days of celebration of the EVE universe.

    CCP will be live streaming the tenth EVE Fanfest in standard definition for free on their Twitch.TV channel (http://twitch.tv/ccp/) and in high definition for a one-time fee of $19.95 USD or one PLEX (which can be obtained on the EVE Online in-game market). Viewers will get the latest announcements from CCP through broadcasted panels, presentations, PvP tournament coverage, the “Make EVE Real” science lectures, and the famous Party at the Top of the World amongst other unannounced events. All programming is highly produced and includes commentary and interviews from developers and players in the true EVE community spirit.

    The EVE Fanfest high definition stream includes:

    • Three full days of HD programming live from Fanfest
    • Access to the HD stream of the 24 April pre-Fanfest livestream with CCP developers who will give exclusive details about what to expect at the big event
    • A choice of one of four unique industry ship skins for EVE Online: the Inner Zone Shipping Iteron (Gallente), Tash-Murkon Bestower (Amarr), Nefantar Mammoth (Minmatar) or Wiyrkomi Tayra (Caldari).

     

    Fanfest 2014 Live Stream Promo Ship Skins

    • Digital copies of the Fanfest 2014 "Quafe" Tshirt for EVE Online (one male and one female)
    • Subscriber-only giveaways and chat emotes during streams

     

    While the HD stream can be purchased through CCP or Twitch.TV, only viewers purchasing the stream through CCP's EVE Online account management system at https://secure.eveonline.com/fanfest/stream.aspx will receive the in-game promo items.

    This year CCP will be celebrating the 10th Fanfest as all three game experiences in the EVE Universe come together amidst countless player conversations, celebrations and parties. The night before Fanfest officially begins, CCP will be unveiling a monument donated to the City of Reykjavik in honor of all players and developers who contributed to the EVE Online universe during its first decade. Throughout Fanfest the development teams will also reveal some of their plans for the near future of the EVE universe as well as demo several first-time hands-on experiences.

    More about EVE Fanfest: http://fanfest.eveonline.com

    More HD Stream Details: http://fanfest.eveonline.com/HDstream

    CCP Twitch TV Channel: http://www.twitch.tv/ccp

  • CCP to Hold Epic Celebration of EVE Online, DUST 514, and EVE: Valkyrie at EVE Fanfest

    27. February 2014 | 01:00


    The greatest fan event in gaming celebrates its tenth year from May 1-3

    February 27, 2014 - Reykjavik, Iceland: CCP Games, the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, today announced the first round of programming for the tenth EVE Fanfest, the massive gathering that will celebrate eleven consecutive years of growth of the EVE Universe.

    EVE Fanfest is the annual festival at which over 1,000 EVE Online capsuleers, DUST 514 mercs, soon-to-be EVE: Valkyrie pilots and their friends and family come together in Reykjavik, Iceland, for three days of celebration. This year promises to be the most expansive Fanfest yet as the three different games set in the EVE Universe converge into a single fan experience.

    Unique events supplement the amazing panels, presentations, PvP tournaments, exotic local excursions, game demos, round tables, developer pub crawls, concerts, parties and unprecedented access to the development team. Highlights include:

    • The first live demo of EVE Online's summer expansion and more information about the long-term vision for game.
    • Reveals of what’s next for DUST 514 and a world-first hands-on opportunity with its next major evolution.
    • Exclusive hands-on with an entirely new build of the virtual reality dogfighting game EVE: Valkyrie and details about what’s in store for the game recently announced as an Oculus Rift launch title.
    • A special dedication ceremony for the “Worlds Within a World” monument to EVE players. This unique event, taking place in picturesque Reykjavik Harbor where the monument will be installed, will feature the monument’s creator, Reykjavik city officials and players from around the world.
    • The “Make EVE Real” speaker track returns with visionary scientists outlining how the science fiction portrayed in the EVE Universe might not be that far off from reality. Among the speakers is Dr. Michael Meyer, who will speak about his work as the lead scientist for NASA’s Mars Exploration Program and how the Curiosity rover has changed the way mankind searches for extraterrestrial life.
    • Headlining the legendary convention finale, the “Party at the Top of the World,” are musical acts Z-Trip (US) and FM Belfast (Iceland). Z-Trip returns triumphantly from last year’s massive DJ set and FM Belfast is back again after their killer 2010 performance.
    • Further updates on CCP’s transmedia projects, such as the company’s collaboration with Dark Horse and its partnership with director Baltasar Kormákur on an EVE television series.

    That’s just some of what EVE fans will be able to look forward to. Much more will be revealed between now and the end of April--including the final schedule--with several surprises in store for the event itself.

    Tickets for EVE Fanfest and more information about the event can be found at: http://fanfest.eveonline.com. Fanfest 2013 sold out, so anyone interested in attending should act fast.

    The Fanfest 2014 promotional trailer can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrKlYEsGvvw

    For Fanfest support or specific inquiries, please contact fanfestsupport@eveonline.com.

    Informational Links

     

    About CCP

    CCP is the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented eleventh consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514 ®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe.  CCP is also developing World of Darkness®, a modern gothic horror massively multiplayer online roleplaying game based on the classic tabletop roleplaying game Vampire: the Masquerade®. Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, San Francisco, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.

  • Issue #1 of CCP Games' Anticipated EVE: True Stories Graphic Novel Available Now for Free Download via Dark Horse Digital

    21. February 2014 | 17:01


    CCP Games, the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games and creators of EVE Online, along with Dark Horse, are pleased to announce that the first issue of EVE: True Stories, “Thieves Among Us,” is now available as a free download from Dark Horse Digital or via the Dark Horse Android and iOS apps.

    Issue #1 of the EVE: True Stories graphic novel dramatizes the opening throes of one of the greatest gaming stories of the last decade – the fall of the player alliance known as the Band of Brothers. Filled with action and intrigue, “Thieves Among Us” is inspired by actual player-driven events. Issue #1 is written by legendary writer Daniel Way (Wolverine: OriginsDeadpool) and features the artwork of Tomm Coker (Daredevil NoirNear Death) with cover art by David Palumbo (ALIENS, Heavy Metal).

    Future instalments of EVE: True Stories will arrive digitally on 5th March, 19th March and 2nd April 2014, via Dark Horse Digital.

    The hardback prestige collected edition of EVE: True Stories, containing all four comics, will go on sale in book and comic book stores, 4th June, 2014.

     

    About CCP

    CCP is the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented tenth consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514 ®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe.  CCP is also developing World of Darkness®, a modern gothic horror massively multiplayer online roleplaying game based on the classic tabletop roleplaying game Vampire: the Masquerade®. Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, San Francisco, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.

     

    About EVE Online®

    Celebrating its tenth anniversary, EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a captivating science-fiction game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory and adventure in a single universe. EVE players build and command a wide variety of starships and traverse vast solar systems interconnected by a sophisticated player-driven economy, forging their own destinies in the meaningful context of other players vying to do the same. Learn more and play the free trial at www.eveonline.com.

  • CCP to Erect Monument to EVE Online Players in Reykjavik, Iceland

    5. February 2014 | 19:06


    All Active Players on March 1st 2014 Will Have Their Names Permanently Etched on Monument’s Base

    Reykjavik, Iceland – 5 February 2014 -- In celebration of the first decade of the EVE Universe, CCP Games today confirmed plans announced at Fanfest 2013 to erect a monument in the picturesque downtown harbor of Reykjavik, Iceland to honor those who have participated in establishing the massive virtual universe. The monument will serve as a physical manifestation of the respect and appreciation the company has for the millions of EVE Online players and followers who have contributed in the cooperative creation of the EVE Universe over the past decade. It also serves as a gift to Reykjavik, the home of CCP Games and EVE Online development for the past 16 years, as well as its inhabitants and those who come to visit the world‘s northernmost capital.

    The monument will stand atop a half a meter tall metal-plated concrete platform that will have the names of all the main characters of all active EVE Online players (as captured on March 1st, 2014) etched upon it. CCP will be honoring EVE players who have passed away by adding their names to the monument as well.  A web-based application will assist in finding specific names on the monument‘s surface. A laptop buried under the monument will serve as a time capsule with videos, messages wishes and more from the players and the development staff.

    “Our intention is to immortalize the contributions of the millions of people of the EVE universe in a way that extends beyond their immortality in our games“, said Hilmar Veigar Petursson, CEO of CCP.  “Honoring them as part of a timeless monument shows how virtual lives and adventures have reached a new level of meaning and impact that weaves into and enhances those that happen in this world. We are humbled by all those that have joined us on the journey so far, and it’s our hope that this physical piece will continue to gather energy and relevance into decades to come, becoming like EVE Online and outliving us all. “

    The monument will be unveiled on Wednesday April 30th, a day before Fanfest 2014, the annual gathering celebrating the EVE Universe held at Harpa Concert and Convention Center in downtown Reykjavik. At the event, thousands of EVE OnlineDUST 514 and EVE: Valkyrie players will witness the dedication in a special livestreamed ceremony that will include CCP staff, city officials, friends, and family.

    Concept art of the monument

    The monument is an a outdoor sculpture by the artist Sigurður Guðmundsson with help and input from EVE Online‘s own art directors Börkur Eiríksson and Ásgeir Jón Ásgeirsson. “Worlds Within a World” will stand over five meters tall and consist of two main elements facing each other through a highly polished stainless steel surface that reflects and mirrors the elements and the landscape. On the left side of the model stands a dark aluminum structure with a quote from the EVE Universe and on the right a dark granite facial figure representing the game’s players.

    In 2013, EVE Online was honored by the Museum of Modern Art in the “Applied Design“ exhibition of the Museum‘s Philip Johnson Galleries and formally inducted into the permanent collection in the inaugural group of video games alongside thirteen others such as TetrisPac-Man, and The Sims. This monument extends CCP’s efforts to create a truly unique universe, in this case through a landmark that bridges the gap between the real world and the virtual.

     

    Read more thoughts on the monument from CCP’s CEO, players and the artist at the monument website: http://www.eve.com/monument

    More about the artist: http://www.i8.is/?s=8&aID=40

    Joining EVE Online: http://www.eveonline.com/

    Media Contact: Ned Coker (nedcoker@ccpgames.com)

    About CCP

    CCP is the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented tenth consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514 ®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe.  CCP is also developing World of Darkness®, a modern gothic horror massively multiplayer online roleplaying game based on the classic tabletop roleplaying game Vampire: the Masquerade®. Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, San Francisco, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.

    About EVE Online®

    Celebrating its tenth anniversary, EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a captivating science-fiction game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory and adventure in a single universe. EVE players build and command a wide variety of starships and traverse vast solar systems interconnected by a sophisticated player-driven economy, forging their own destinies in the meaningful context of other players vying to do the same. Learn more and play the free trial at www.eveonline.com.

  • CCP and the EVE Online Community Raise $190,890 for Typhoon Haiyan Relief

    11. December 2013 | 15:07


    “PLEX for GOOD” Campaign and Telethon Demonstrate Generosity of Gaming’s Largest Universe

    Reykjavik, Iceland -- 11 December 2013 – CCP, the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer online (MMO) games, today announced that the players of its game EVE Online have donated US$190,890 to the Icelandic Red Cross to help the citizens of the Philippines recover from Typhoon Haiyan.  The money was raised through the “PLEX for GOOD” program, which allows players of EVE Online to collectively donate in-game currency to worthy charities, as well as other associated donations.

    Starting November 20, and with the support of the EVE Community, CCP began receiving donations of an in-game item called PLEX (Pilot’s License Extension), which represents one month of game time in EVE Online and can be bought and sold on the in-game markets for in-game currency. For each PLEX given in this way, CCP in turn donated US$15 to the Icelandic Red Cross for typhoon relief efforts.

    During the PLEX for GOOD drive the EVE community banded together in dozens of unique player-run efforts to donate 12,726 PLEX (approximately 1060 years of playtime) to total US$190,890.

     

     

    The drive culminated on December 7 in an 8+ hour “telethon” live-streamed on Twitch (www.twitch.tv/ccp) featuring EVE Online developers who pledged unique donations as fundraising milestones were hit, including developer boxing matches, male and female head-shaving, getting a full-arm tattoo, sparring versus a Tae Kwon Do champion and even getting shot with one paintball for every US$2,000 donated. Other programming included a guest appearance and “training session” by mixed martial arts phenom Gunnar “Gunni” Nelson, a developer cooking competition, Q&A sessions and a live sampling of the most exotic tastes of Icelandic cuisine.

    While the interactive content of the telethon was on the lighter side, the heartfelt thanks from CCP’s development staff to its players is very sincere. Every milestone was reached and well surpassed.

    “We often talk about how EVE is ‘real’, a simulation of humanity where there are few rules and all the economic, political and social forces of human nature push the boundaries of morality in all directions,” said Hilmar Veigar Petursson, CEO of CCP, “We’ve seen the passionate side of our players over the past decade, but truly nothing could prepare us for this level of generosity from them. It is humbling. It is beautiful. It is what EVE is really about.”

    Coupled with the other PLEX for GOOD efforts, EVE Fanfest silent auctions and other associated charity drives, the EVE community has raised a total of over US$340,000 for charitable causes since EVE was released on May 6, 2003.

     

     

    About CCP

    CCP is the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented tenth consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514 ®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe.  CCP is also developing World of Darkness®, a modern gothic horror massively multiplayer online roleplaying game based on the classic tabletop roleplaying game Vampire: the Masquerade®. Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, San Francisco, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.

    About EVE Online®

    Celebrating its tenth anniversary, EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a captivating science-fiction game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory and adventure in a single universe. EVE players build and command a wide variety of starships and traverse vast solar systems interconnected by a sophisticated player-driven economy, forging their own destinies in the meaningful context of other players vying to do the same. Learn more and play the free trial at www.eveonline.com.

  • EVE Fanfest 2014 Tickets Now Available

    25. November 2013 | 21:10


    CCP Games Summons Players to Iceland May 1-3, 2014 for
    Annual Fan Gathering and Party at the Top of the World!

     

    November 25, 2013 – Reykjavik, Iceland: CCP Games, the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer online (MMO) games, today announced that tickets are now on sale for EVE Fanfest 2014, the annual gathering of more than 2,000 players and developers celebrating theEVE Universe. From May 1-3, 2014, CCP, along with its fans, will look boldly toward the future with this massive event held at the Harpa Conference Center in Reykjavik, Iceland.

     

    At EVE Fanfest, gamers from all over the globe mingle with EVE Online®, DUST 514® and EVE: Valkyrie™ developers to explore the upcoming features of those games and meet up with their online allies and adversaries. The three-day event crescendos with the massive “Party at the Top of the World” where attendees will cut loose at an epic bash that will not be forgotten.

     

    Activities at EVE Fanfest 2014 include:

     

    • EVE Online, DUST 514 and EVE: Valkyrie presentations and reveals
    • Live tournaments
    • Player/developer roundtable discussions
    • Exclusive charity dinner with CEO, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson and other CCP staff
    • The infamous Developer Pub Crawl
    • The climactic “Party at the Top of the World”
    • Blue Lagoon Hangover Party

     

    In addition to the above, more activities will be announced in the coming months.

     

    Standard admission tickets are $175.00 (€115.00), but a limited number of “early bird” tickets can be purchased $150.00(€110.00) while supplies last. Players can also use PLEX to pay for their EVE Fanfest tickets and other event related activities. Once again, EVE Fanfest partners Icelandair andCenter Hotels will be offering special rates on a variety of airfare and lodging packages for those making the trek to the event.

     

     

    EVE Fanfest is our chance to bring our community together in Reykjavik, the birthplace of the EVE Universe, and further forge our connection with the greatest gamers in the world. Every year we look forward to the revelry in the scenic setting of Iceland and to making announcements, connecting with our community and last but not least, celebrating like true Vikings!” said Hilmar Pétursson, CEO of CCP Games. “EVE Fanfest is an experience like no other and is not to be missed.”

     

    Tickets and more information about Fanfest are now available at http://fanfest.eveonline.com.

     

     

    About CCP
    CCP is the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented tenth consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe.  CCP is also developing World of Darkness, a modern gothic horror massively multiplayer online roleplaying game based on the classic tabletop roleplaying game Vampire: The Masquerade. Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, San Francisco, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.

     

  • EVE Online: Rubicon Launches, Sows the Seeds of Galactic Revolution

    19. November 2013 | 17:36


    CCP Games Releases 20th Free Expansion for Most Successful Science Fiction MMO of All Time

     

    REYKJAVIK, ICELAND— Nov 19, 2013—CCP Games, the world’s leading independent massively multiplayer game developer, today announced the launch of EVE Online: Rubicon, the 20th free expansion to the award-winning sci-fi MMO EVE Online®. Rubicon builds upon ten years of constant subscriber growth and EVE’s latest and most successful expansions, Retribution and Odyssey.

    Rubicon embodies the EVE pilots’ first true actions of open opposition against the powerful, monolithic empires that used to hold them under their sway.   Through their bold actions, they begin to expand the already unmatched autonomy they have over their massive and persistent game universe. 

    In EVE Online: Rubicon, rebellion against empire control is only one of the conflict drivers. Pilots wage guerilla-style warfare against other players, raid their controlled space in new ships meant for both exploration and combat, and erode industrial power from deep behind enemy lines by using mobile, player-owned structures that leech resources and provide tactical support. Rubicon offers much for individual capsuleers and small-sized fleets looking to carve out adventure, profit and infamy within the nearly 8,000 solar systems of the EVE Universe.

    Rubicon continues where Odyssey left off with new exploration content in the form of Ghost Sites—lucrative and dangerous vaults hidden away in space by the pirate factions of EVE. Pilots have begun to encounter the secret technologies hidden within and to manufacture their own implants in brazen defiance of the empires’ explicit commands.  

    In addition, the Marauder, Electronic Attack Frigate, Interceptor and Interdictor class hulls headed back to the shipyards for re-engineering and other balancing changes aimed to change the warfare “meta” for fleets of all sizes. New certificate and ship identification systems help novice players ease into one of the world’s most indisputably deep games and give veteran players a greater sense of what to accomplish next. Dozens more big and small changes help maintain EVE’s tradition as a sophisticated and powerful sci-fi simulation.

     “With Rubicon, we’re taking the first, decisive steps towards our vision for EVE Online’s second decade,” said Andie Nordgren, senior producer of EVE Online. “We are at the beginning of a multi-expansion arc that will forever alter the face of New Eden by offering players more power over the universe than ever before and setting them upon an inevitable path to ascension.”

    Further information about EVE Online: Rubicon can be found via the following online resources:

    ·         The EVE Online: Rubicon feature page: www.eveonline.com/rubicon

    ·         The Rubicon expansion trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHH_MHd0c94

    ·         Patch notes: http://community.eveonline.com/news/patch-notes/patch-notes-for-rubicon/

    ·         Recent developer blogs covering EVE Online: Rubicon

     

    About EVE Online®

    Celebrating its tenth anniversary, EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a captivating science-fiction game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory and adventure in a single universe. EVE players build and command a wide variety of starships and traverse vast solar systems interconnected by a sophisticated player-driven economy, forging their own destinies in the meaningful context of other players vying to do the same. Learn more and play the free trial at www.eveonline.com.

     

    About CCP

    CCP is the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented tenth consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514 ®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe.  CCP is also developing World of Darkness®, a modern gothic horror massively multiplayer online roleplaying game based on the classic tabletop roleplaying game Vampire: the Masquerade®. Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, San Francisco, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.