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EVE Online's Veigur Petursson Interviewed

Posted Thu, May 24, 2007 by Ethec

Fighting the MMO industry's fantastic tendancies

EVE Online CEO Veigur Petursson thinks we need a little more variety in the MMORPG niche.

For the CEO of Icelandic developer CCP, Blizzard's market-leading MMO is already the perfect execution in the fantasy genre, and studios need to forget some of the history associated with massively multiplayer games in order to try something new.

"I just don't understand why people do yet another fantasy game. Why make a clone of World of Warcraft?" said Petursson, in an exclusive interview with GamesIndustry.biz.

We tend to agree, but people tend to be more comfortable whiling away the hours a completely contrived world (a.k.a. "fantasy") rather than, say, a post-nuclear wasteland. EVE offers a great alternative - what geek (self included) doesn't dream of building spacecraft and exploring space? If only the game were a little more casual-friendly... maybe I'm just bitter about mining for a couple weeks and watching it all disappear on a 0.4 courier run. Meh.

Read this teaser for Veigur's full interview at GamesIndustry.biz. And, while you're at it, join the 'Too many fantasy MMOs?' discussion in the Ten Ton Hammer forums.

Bust Out the Credit Cards: EVE Fanfest 2015 and EVE Vegas Tickets Now on Sale

It seems like the floodgates have officially opened on fan event ticket sales. If you haven't already broke the bank snagging tickets for SOE Live or BlizzCon, today CCP is giving you two more opportunities to do so as tickets have gone on sale for both EVE Vegas and EVE Fanfest 2015.

News
Fri, May 16, 2014
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Can’t make it down to Reykjavik, Iceland for EVE Fanfest 2014 in May? There’s an online streaming alternative.

Press Release, News
Wed, Apr 09, 2014
Martuk
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CCP reveals its plans for an epic celebration of the EVE universe at EVE Fanfest in May.

Press Release, Video, News, Official Announcements
Fri, Feb 28, 2014
Martuk
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The first issue of Dark Horse Comics’ new series featuring the true stories of EVE Online in comic form is now available.

News, Official Announcements
Thu, Feb 20, 2014
Martuk

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