Since the ultimate loss of life of CCP’s World Of Darkness MMO, at any time when the Eve Online studio go quiet about different in-development video games I begin to suspect they’ve smothered them too. They had been slipping into an analogous sample with Project Nova, the multiplayer first-person shooter set on the planet of Eve, however now say “we’re looking forward to unveiling the game properly” later this 12 months – “in months, not years.” That’s the phrase in the present day from CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson on the annual Eve Fanfest.
“Space will be your domain, the majestic spaceships of Eve Online will be your playground,” Pétursson mentioned. “Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to run around on the surface of a battleship, to hear its guns roar? Soon you will know.”
He mentioned that CCP have discovered lots from Dust 514, the PlayStation 3 Eve FPS which they shut down in 2016. He’s clear that “the most important thing needs to be the moment-to-moment gunplay experience,” so that they’ve been specializing in that. CCP are engaged on the sport with Sumo Digital.
Nova gained’t initially hook into Eve Online, as a result of CCP need to concentrate on making it first rate as a standalone. But they do plan to attach the 2, socially first, then economically, and ultimately… who is aware of?
Steven Messner chatted with Nova senior director Snorri Árnason during Fanfest 2016 and had a play. He wasn’t tremendous into it, saying “right now, it plays like a thoroughly basic shooter”, however in fact that was early days for the sport.
CCP plan to launch Project Nova on PC “when it’s ready and in the right way.” For now, they’ve opened signups for Nova’s newsletter.
We have a roving reporter out at Fanfest, who’ll inform us extra about goings-on there over the approaching days.