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  • Nathan Richardsson Spills All...

    FiringSquad.com posted an interview with CCP senior producer Nathan Richardsson about their plans for EVE Online, including an upcoming DirectX10 version of the game. CCP is the Iceland based developer of EVE Online.

    FiringSquad: First, EVE Online continue to grow in its subscription rate even though the game itself is sold and download almost completely online now. Did CCP anticipate having this many customers at this time when the game launched?

    Nathan Richardsson: Well, that depends on who you ask and when you asked them :)

    The first ambitions were quite high, but along the development time the expectations became more realistic. After we acquired the publication rights back and started online distribution of the client, our numbers started growing again. We’ve so far exceeded our expectations year after year and hope it we’ll continue to be pleasantly surprised.

    Want to know more? Head over to FiringSquad to read the rest of the interview.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Jul 04, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Spying the Path to Kali

    Gamespy previews The Path to Kali, a lead-in to the next free expansion for EVE Online. They must have been able to talk to a dev at E3 (yup, Ethec's still just a tad bitter).

    EVE Online's graphics overhaul is no mere patch release. While the company is working on an updated version of the current engine, they've also taken the drastic step of actually building an entirely new engine for Windows Vista. The new operating system from Microsoft apparently has quite a few features that MMOs like EVE can take advantage of, including fully programmable shaders and support for instancing, so the development team has decided to scrap and re-do every one of the game's 300 plus spaceships from scratch while also adding new lighting and shadow features.

    Check out Gamespy's preview of the EVE Online Kali expansion by clickin' here.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, May 25, 2006
    Ethec
  • Ganking: All in Good Fun!
    CCP's EVE Online producer Nathan Richardsson comments on the uniqueness of the game among its "massively single player online" peers. When Gamasutra asked CCP to try out the moves on pages 3 and 14, CCP respectfully declined out of Icelandic modesty.

    "We fully understand the reason behind sharding, instancing and the PvE focus. A lot of players want this kind of experience and these tools are far more commercially viable to fully control the experience and content created. We however decided to take the more difficult path and try to take on those obstacles head-on. It certainly has a lot of unpleasant side effects and EVE will never be a mainstream game. We're complex, we're open ended, we're fully PvP oriented and you can lose six months work in a second. But we believe this is what makes EVE so unique and we're trying to follow this vision and principles as well as we can."

    You can find more of the EVE Online interview at Gamasutra.
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    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Sep 26, 2005
    Ethec
  • Adam online still in development
    GameCloud has posted an EVE Online interview featuring Nathan Richardson of CCP. Game Fact: It is unlikely that Kevin Sorbo, captain of the Andromeda has ever played EVE Online. It is also unlikely that he has ever uttered these words:

    " Developer CCP released their space based MMORPG EVE Online over two years ago. While not a huge hit in retail stores in the US, the developer has since allowed people to download and play the entire game and as a result the title now has, according to CCP, over 60,000 subscribers. Gamecloud got a chance to chat with CCP producer Nathan Richardson to get an update on EVE Online "

    You can read the entire EVE Online Interview at GameCloud.
    More EVE Online information than you shake a mining laser at is yours at TenTonHammer.com.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Aug 16, 2005
    Boomjack
  • In space, nobody can hear you mining.
    MMORPG.com interviewed
    EVE Online Producer Nathan Richardsson. They probably wrote this:

    "EVE Online Producer Nathan Richardsson joins our Richard Duffek to answer some questions about the popular online space MMORPG. Occasionally joined by lead man Magnus Bergsson, Nathan goes above and beyond to deliver complete answers to our questions."

     

    You can read the entire EVE Online Interview at MMORPG.com.

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Jun 16, 2005
    Boomjack
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