March 10, 2009
EVE Online: Apocrypha Expansion
CCP delivers new space, dangers
CCP, one of the world’s leading
independent game developers, has deployed EVE Online: Apocrypha, the tenth free
expansion for EVE Online. Delivering a massive amount of content in a shortened
production schedule, Apocrypha is sure to satisfy pilots of all types with the
mysterious appearance of unstable wormholes that lead to dangerous and
rewarding, hereto unexplored regions of space, a new level of technology that
allows for a staggering echelon of ship production and a re-imagined
introduction for rookie starship pilots to a life in EVE’s challenging universe.
The release also coincides with a return to retail stores for EVE Online.
"Incredible rewards and certain
death await explorers brave enough to fly into the unstable wormholes that have
opened across EVE Online’s universe," says Torfi Frans Olafsson, Senior Producer
for EVE Online. "While EVE is certainly darker and more dangerous, it has also
become accessible with our revamped new player experience, improved UI and
renovated graphics and effects. Beginning your chosen path in EVE has never been
Apocrypha’s improvements include
these highlights and more:
The sudden appearance of unstable
wormholes in space, making the universe 41% larger and much more dangerous. On
the other side, a first acquaintance awaits to a formidable NPC group that
guards the key to the next level of technology. This unknown, uncharted space
allows for a true sense of exploration for those brave enough to grab hold of
the dynamic new scanning mechanics.
Strategic Cruisers come with the
introduction of ancient technology into production. These modular ships allow
for an extravagant level of customization and versatility.
The first Epic Mission Arc joins
an enhanced new player experience to guide fledgling pilots toward the
opportunities space has to offer. This massive branching set consists of
dozens of missions that are guaranteed to forge any soft-shelled rookie into a
Massive sensory improvements for
every player: an upgraded sound engine, brand-new animations for almost every
effect in game and beautiful original assets in wormhole space.
A newly designed skill queue
allows EVE’s unique character progression system to truly shine and Neural
Remapping provides an opportunity for players to refocus their development as
they so choose.
We are releasing our Premium
Graphics client for Mac users and introducing Premium Lite as our new
lower-end graphics suite for a more beautiful experience all around.
Full Russian language support.
A full list of features for EVE
Online: Apocrypha can be found on the features page:
Since our last expansion was
released in November, CCP has introduced Pilot’s License Extensions (PLEX) to
EVE Online, which basically allow players to trade subscription time for in-game
assets with another player like any other item. You can find more about PLEX
EVE Online is available at retailers
throughout the United States and Canada and will be available elsewhere
beginning March 12th. The retail box includes EVE Online: Apocrypha, each of the
nine previous free expansions, 60 days of game time, an exclusive shuttle and an
in-game standing certificate.
EVE Online: Apocrypha will be
available for subscribers as a free download at
www.eveonline.com/download/. Non-subscribers should visit the EVE
website to sign up for a free 14-day trial account.
About EVE Online
Set tens of thousands of years in
the future, EVE Online is a breathtaking journey to the stars, to an immersive
experience filled with adventure, riches, danger and glory. With over a quarter
of a million subscribers worldwide inhabiting the same virtual universe, EVE
features a vast player-run economy where your greatest asset is the starship,
designed to accommodate your specific needs, skills and ambitions. EVE offers
professions ranging from commodities trader to mercenary, industrial
entrepreneur to pirate, mining engineer to battle fleet commander or any
combination of these and much more. From brokering business deals to waging war,
you will have access to a diverse array of sophisticated tools and interfaces to
forge your own destiny in EVE. Learn more at