San Diego Update and 2021 Events

by CCP Dopamine2:00pm on Wednesday 8th July 2020

Dear Capsuleers,

Due to the ongoing global circumstances surrounding the spread of COVID-19, we have decided to cancel the official EVE event in San Diego that was scheduled to take place between 18-19 September 2020. The safety and well-being of our players, staff and the general public remains absolutely paramount, so we feel the decision not to go ahead with the San Diego event represents the most responsible course of action available to us at this time.

We would also like to share that we will not be hosting any physical CCP events in 2021. Instead, we intend to focus more on delivering you amazing digital experiences that everyone can enjoy from the comfort of their home. We have already increased the amount of unique content on our CCP Twitch channel, and are looking forward to bringing all of our crazy ideas to fruition!

That said, meeting your space friends in person creates an entirely different vibe than any virtual event. Therefore, we will be increasing our support for community-led events in 2021 by actively promoting player gatherings, increasing dev presence, and providing swag that every Capsuleer will long to have in their collection!

We encourage organizers of EVE Online community events to reach out to us by sending an email to communityteam@ccpgames.com at their earliest convenience in order to start exploring options and begin preliminary discussions with us on how we can enhance your plans for next year.

Lastly, we know that some of you were planning to come to Iceland in 2021. Even if there won’t be an official Fanfest to attend, we invite all Capsuleers to come and visit us in Reykjavik. We will be happy to arrange office tours around our brand new HQ for individuals and smaller groups. Should you decide to get together and travel to Iceland in larger numbers, then please do let us know so we can save the date and welcome you. For the most recent information on the response and measures taken due Covid-19 in Iceland, please visit the official website.

Fly safe!

If you would like to discuss this article, please head over to the official thread on EVE Online forums.