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CCP Announces EVE: Rubicon Expansion Coming November 19th

Posted Thu, Sep 26, 2013 by Martuk

Mark your calendars. November 19th, 2013 will bring the release of the 20th free expansion to EVE Online with Rubicon. The new expansion will empower players to tear down alliances with new quick-strike options, allowing pilots to engage in guerilla-style warfare to destroy industrial power within enemy space. The Rubicon expansion will also introduce new player-owned mobile structures that can support activity outside of the hangar, some that will help aid in the theft of mining material and gain better control over your space in battle..

Rubicon will offer new exploration content and a new line of faction ships suited for infiltrating EVE’s thousands of solar systems. Additionally, the Marauder, Electronic Attack Frigate, Interceptor and Interdictor class hulls will be undergoing some changes. One other big topic that CCP kept hitting on during today’s livestream reveal was the expansion of player power in the EVE universe, which will involve an evolution that will be revealed later, but for starters, players will be able to demolish custom offices and build their own service. If you missed today’s livestream, we’ve included the link below for your convenience.

Be sure to check out the latest images for the upcoming Rubicon expansion in our EVE gallery and visit the Rubicon expansion page to learn more.



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CCP Games Announces EVE Online: Rubicon


REYKJAVIK, ICELAND— Sep 26, 2013
—CCP Games, the world’s leading independent massively multiplayer game developer, today announced EVE Online: Rubicon, the 20th free expansion to the award-winning sci-fi MMO EVE Online®. Due for release on November 19th, Rubicon builds upon ten years of constant subscriber growth and EVE’s latest and most successful expansions, Retribution and Odyssey.

Rubicon represents the defining moment when the scales of intergalactic power will shift irrevocably to players, the immortal capsuleers. It expands the unmatched autonomy that EVE’s pilots have over their massive game universe at the expense of its four main factions and gives them a greater arsenal with which to build up and tear down the alliances within.

In EVE Online: Rubicon, empowered players wage guerilla-style warfare against their opponents, raid their space and erode industrial power from deep behind enemy lines. Focused on individual and small fleet activity, new quick-strike options offer a powerful war tactic and a fresh style of victory in EVE’s “sandbox” universe.

This November will also see a new set of mobile, player-owned structures created to support action outside of the safety of the hangar. Meant for both solo and group use, they accentuate and diversify gameplay for pilots seeking to find their homes amongst the stars.

Rubicon continues where Odyssey left off with new exploration content and a versatile new line of faction ships that are perfect for navigating and infiltrating the nearly 8,000 solar systems of the EVE Universe. In addition, the Marauder, Electronic Attack Frigate, Interceptor and Interdictor class hulls head back to the shipyards for re-engineering amongst other balancing changes. New certificate and ship identification systems will help novice players ease into one of the world’s most indisputably deep games and give veteran players a greater sense of what to accomplish next.

“Twenty expansions in ten years is an amazing milestone built on the shoulders of our legendary player community,” said Andie Nordgren, senior producer of EVE Online. “With Rubicon we are beginning an ambitious journey for the next several expansions of EVE that will end up with players taking control of the most potent technologies in the universe and controlling space on an unprecedented scale. Their insatiable desire for impact and adventure fuels both this vision and our passion for making the largest science fiction game universe.”

Dozens more features and changes for EVE Online: Rubicon will be revealed in the coming months at www.eveonline.com/rubicon  and in developer blogs http://community.eveonline.com/news/dev-blogs/.

About EVE Online®

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a captivating science-fiction game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory and adventure in a single universe. EVE players build and command a wide variety of starships and traverse vast solar systems interconnected by a sophisticated player-driven economy, forging their own destinies in the meaningful context of other players vying to do the same. Learn more and play the free trial at www.eveonline.com.

About CCP

CCP is the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented tenth consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514 ®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe. CCP is also developing World of Darkness®, a modern gothic horror massively multiplayer online roleplaying game based on the classic tabletop roleplaying game Vampire: the Masquerade®. Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, San Francisco, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.

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