After 18 months at the helm as senior producer of the EVE Online team Arnar “CCP Zulu” Gylfason is stepping down. Taking up the reigns will be Jon “CCP Unifex “Lander, former head of CCP’s Carbon Technology group. A letter to the community from each is available on the EVE Online website.

To ensure and facilitate that happening properly I‘ve decided to step down as Senior Producer and Jon Lander, previously the head of our Carbon Technology group, will take the reins while we transition the EVE project into a better and more efficient organization. Jon has been a player since 2005 and instrumental in improving our internal tools, processes and shared technology from a global standpoint as the Director of Carbon technology since 2009.

There is one other little thing that might interest EVE players. If you have an active subscription as of December 31st, you’ll get the chance to have images of your characters and their names launched into space at next year’s EVE Fanfest.

In our hunger for exploration and love of space science, CCP will be launching each and every one of our subscribers who have a paying EVE account as of 23:59 GMT on December 31, 2011… into space itself. That’s right, the character names and images of every player character subscribed at the end of this year will be placed in an expertly crafted EVE Pod during Fanfest 2012. That pod will then be affixed to a high-altitude balloon during the event and released, reverse planetary bombardment style. Powered by the laws of physics and mysterious Terran technology, the spacefaring vessel will travel to altitudes exceeding 100,000 feet and into the realm of near space. A camera will record the voyage of all EVE capsuleers, united in one fleet for the first time, as they crest the curve of the planet. The gorgeous vistas should be a familiar sight for those who fly around in the EVE Universe on a regular basis.

This is a bit of fun news from the new producer Jon Landon and a fond farewell to former producer Arnar Gylfason.

Source: The Passing of the Torch: The Future of EVE

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