I love EVE Online, but I never play it. It's vast, complex, a bit odd at the same time, and has a learning curve that's so steep you'll fall straight over the edge. It's with interest, then, that CCP have announced a new EVE Online game for mobile, titled EVE Echoes. Set in a parallel universe to its peer, the EVE Echoes Closed Alpha will go live on Monday 26th August and run for four weeks, ending Friday 20th September. The official press-release blurb goes on to state that:

Players will be free to engage in interstellar combat, resource collection, industrial manufacturing, trade, exploration as well as many other activities across thousands of planetary systems. Whether it is an empire’s rise and fall, or the change in the balance of power, the entire history of EVE Echoes will be written by its players.

The game will utilise NetEase Games’ proprietary graphics engine, NeoX, in combination with CCP’s game design to realise stunning starry skies, boundless star-fields, majestic planets and unpredictable asteroid belts at unprecedented graphical detail on mobile devices.

Overall, I think this could work out well for CCP. EVE Online is both a very active, and passive game, and could - I would argue - work very well on mobile. Considering most mobile gamers use a solid tablet, rather than their mobile (certaily in my experience), I think it's potentially a perfect fit. There's a new trailer below and details can be found here for the sign-up.


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Last Updated: Aug 08, 2019

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