When it comes to parties, celebrations, and epic fun time events, few do it better than CCP. This week the Icelandic developer revealed more about what it has planned for its annual EVE Fanfest player gathering in May with an epic celebration of EVE Online, DUST 514, and EVE Valkyrie.
Each year CCP hosts a huge number of events at the gathering that include developer panels, alliance panels, game demos, PvP tournaments, concerts, the notorious pub crawls, and much more. HereÂs the first round of festivities slated for the event.
- The first live demo of EVE Online's summer expansion and more information about the long-term vision for game.
- Reveals of whatÂs next for DUST 514 and a world-first hands-on opportunity with its next major evolution.
- Exclusive hands-on with an entirely new build of the virtual reality dogfighting game EVE: Valkyrie and details about whatÂs in store for the game recently announced as an Oculus Rift launch title.
- A special dedication ceremony for the ÂWorlds Within a WorldÂ monument to EVE players. This unique event, taking place in picturesque Reykjavik Harbor where the monument will be installed, will feature the monumentÂs creator, Reykjavik city officials and players from around the world.
- The ÂMake EVE RealÂ speaker track returns with visionary scientists outlining how the science fiction portrayed in the EVE Universe might not be that far off from reality. Among the speakers is Dr. Michael Meyer, who will speak about his work as the lead scientist for NASAÂs Mars Exploration Program and how the Curiosity rover has changed the way mankind searches for extraterrestrial life.
- Headlining the legendary convention finale, the ÂParty at the Top of the World,Â are musical acts Z-Trip (US) and FM Belfast (Iceland). Z-Trip returns triumphantly from last yearÂs massive DJ set and FM Belfast is back again after their killer 2010 performance.
- Further updates on CCPÂs transmedia projects, such as the companyÂs collaboration with Dark Horse and its partnership with director Baltasar KormÃ¡kur on an EVE television series.
ThatÂs some, but by no means all. More events and festivities will be announced as we near this yearÂs EVE Fanfest, which takes place from May 1st-3rd at the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre located at Austurbakki 2, 101 ReykjavÃk, Iceland. You can visit the EVE Fanfest website to learn more.
Source: CCP Press Release