Eve Online’s newest try to broaden its universe with a shooter is Project Nova, and in contrast to its predecessor Project Legion, it is really occurring.
If you’d prefer to learn extra about Eve’s many makes an attempt to straddle the shooter style, Jeremy asked CCP about Project Legion back in 2015.
Nova will likely be playable on PC in “months not years”, with a extra detailed reveal someday earlier than then. Like Legion and the ill-fated Dust 514, it should finally be related to Eve Online, however that integration will not be dwell at launch.
The information comes by way of Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of Eve devs CCP. Speaking as we speak at Fanfest, their annual group occasion, he says Nova’s moment-to-moment gunplay expertise will likely be a very powerful factor. I performed a little bit of Dust and let me inform you, that is reassuring to listen to.
Sumo Digital, the veteran studio behind Crackdown three and Dead Island 2, are engaged on Nova alongside CCP. Eve’s gamers are additionally serving to out – they’ve been surveyed for his or her enter, and Pétursson says CCP are “constructing it with the group.”
If you did not hear about Dust 514, it was a free-to-play PlayStation three unique shooter. Players fought in real-time on planets that might really be present in Eve Online. Eve gamers and companies would rent Dust gamers as mercenaries to combat for management of these planets, and will even assist them instantly by way of orbital bombardments – dropping bombs in Eve, to kill enemy gamers in Dust.
We’re advised that Nova is already “shaping as much as be a novel multiplayer shooter,” however that was by no means unsure – Dust’s huge concept was years forward of its time, it is only a disgrace the sport itself wasn’t that good. With Nova, it seems like the main focus is on making a strong shooter earlier than hooking it as much as Eve, however the final imaginative and prescient of “one universe, one conflict” stays intact, and nonetheless sounds fairly thrilling.
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