'Eve Online' Massively Multiplayer Spinoff Coming to iPhones and iPads Next Year

Developer CCP Games has revealed that a mobile spinoff of its massively multiplayer game Eve Online it coming to iOS next year. Launched back in 2003, Eve became famous for its vast sandbox universe and spectacular space battles involving thousands of players, even going on to spawn its own history, politics, and galactic economy.


Codenamed Project Aurora and co-developed by Playraven, the smartphone version to debut in 2018 is set in a standalone Eve universe separate from the existing MMO theater, but involves many of the elements fans of the massively online multiplayer should instantly recognize.

Players will have to advance their space stations and build out their fleets while competing with each other to collect ancient relics, which are used to repair jump gates that ultimately lead to the center of the galaxy. Trading, ship research and technology development will all remain central facets of the mobile Eve universe, so there should be plenty to keep veterans of the MMO happy.

TouchArcade is currently attending the EVE Vegas event, so be sure to check in at the site in the coming days and weeks for more details on Project Aurora's interstellar mechanics.


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9 months ago
So, it’s a limited version of Eve? Thanks for the ad. We’ll... uh... look forward to the upcoming in game purchases. /s
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9 months ago

Eve is still going?! I tried it about a decade ago but shooting a laser at a rock for hours on end didn’t appeal...


Shoulda shot other ships.
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9 months ago
Eve is still going?! I tried it about a decade ago but shooting a laser at a rock for hours on end didn’t appeal...
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9 months ago
Might be fun, but CCP has a track record of starting up new projects, only to abandon them for the next shiny project.
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9 months ago

Shoulda shot other ships.


You’re doing it wrong.
[doublepost=1507397100][/doublepost]Really pumped for this. It’d be nice if there was some integration with the actual Eve universe, but I’ve been waiting for a game like this for some time, and if CCP is throwing their weight behind it, I think it stands a chance to be a good one.


Interesting quotes, considering it's sold as a game where you can do anything (i.e. mine, gamble, play the market, pirate, etc.). Like the previous comment, I played it almost a decade ago. I enjoyed the (limited) PvE. Spent six months saving up in game money. Bought a great drone ship I had my eye on for a while. Went to low sec (low meaning .7 or .8, so not quite that low...) to do a PvE mission. In warps some idiot who attacks me as well as the pirates I'm fighting off. Blows up my ship. Bribes me not to blow up my pod, and of course does when I turn him/her down. Canceled my membership right there. Can't compete with people who have much more time to play the game than me.

Enjoyed it, but wish it had more PvE as I'm not a big fan of PvP because I'm not a big fan of people in general.

But, to each their own I guess.
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9 months ago
Does it come with a separate spreadsheet app?
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9 months ago

The best ships is a myth...

Incorrect, the Best Ship is Friendship.

But you are right there are no ships that do everything the best. You have to preassess the situation and pick the best ship for that particular one.
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9 months ago

They should have a "voyager" mode, that allows you to just enjoy travelling around without forcing you to "play" the whole combat/economy thing.


You may have heard of No Man's Sky? There's a backlash against them because they oversold what you can do, but what you can do is just voyage around with little pressure to do anything in particular. Only on PS4 and Windows, however.
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