by CCP Loktofeit12:00am on Thursday 8th November 2012
Dec 4th release overhauls major systems in award-winning online game
October 1, 2012—Reykjavik, Iceland: CCP Games, one of the world’s leading independent game studios, has announced EVE Online: Retribution, the 18th free expansion for its award-winning sci-fi massively multiplayer online game.
Coming on December 4, 2012, EVE Online: Retribution will shake the very core of the limitless game universe as it rockets towards an unprecedented 10th anniversary year with more players than ever before.
Central to EVE’s dynamic unending content are the dreams, plans and actions of its players. EVE Online: Retribution accentuates the core philosophy of the legendary online society: that each decision and each action bears truly meaningful consequences via human interaction.
A complete rework of EVE’s bounty system will allow players to exact revenge by placing bounties on individuals, corporations and alliances and enlisting other players to “do the dirty work.” The aggression flagging system, “Crimewatch,” will undergo changes as well, making clear the consequences of actions, whether legal, suspect or illegal.
EVE Online: Retribution will see all frigates, destroyers and cruisers collectively reworked in a tremendous game balancing effort that will lead to massive play style refreshments for pilots of all skill levels. Four new Tier 2 destroyer-class ships will be added alongside major changes in other systems, including NPC artificial intelligence, factional warfare, sound design and the user interface.
“This is the perfect followup to a recent series of well-received expansions in which we’ve put even more control over the game universe in the hands of our players,” said Jon Lander, EVE Online’s executive producer. “Limitless human conflict and real consequences for your actions: sounds like a compelling dramatic setting to me.”
More about EVE Online: Retribution will be revealed at the feature page (www.eveonline.com/retribution ) and in regular developer blog posts leading up to launch (http://community.eveonline.com/devblog.asp).
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About EVE Online
EVE Online is a spectacular, captivating gaming experience where hundreds of thousands of players compete within the same virtual cosmic universe for riches, power, glory and adventure. In EVE, players can create and live out their most virtuous or sinister dreams, piloting starships through a futuristic galaxy featuring a sophisticated, player-run economy and solar systems rife with treasures to be discovered. With professions ranging from commodities trader to mercenary, industrial entrepreneur to pirate, mining engineer to fleet commander and more, EVE players have access to a diverse array of tools and interfaces to forge their own exhilirating path. EVE players can also interact within EVE Gate, a Web-based portal for the EVE community to connect, organize and communicate outside the game itself. Learn more and sign up for a free trial at www.eveonline.com