EVE Online Summary
EVE Online’s Galatea update was released yesterday, and it contains some fairly major changes to the game's lore. That probably won't mean anything to anyone who hasn't been sucked into its world of corporate espionage and massive bloody space battles, but it's all leading up to a pretty big shake-up.
Last week the leader of the Amarr Empire faction, Empress Jamyl Sarum I, was assassinated by the mysterious Drifters. Now, developeris holding a grand tournament to find out who will be the next ruler of the Empire. Players will fight on behalf of several notable figures in the Succession Trials, hosted at next year.
Nullsec space has always been 'open season' for players in EVE Online but the way things change hands is shifting with the 'final part' of the Aegis update from. A video explains the newly crowned sovereignty system.
It's a "much more dynamic" way for players to battle for territory, and "offers more opportunities" for smaller fish to play larger roles in attack or defence.
Dog-fighting in the EVE Online universe is getting closer ashas taken EVE: Valkyrie to E3 this week, and the Icelandic developer has posted some tasty gameplay footage. Valkyrie will fully support VR.
Specifically CCP is working with the Oculus Rift peripheral for their team-based dog-fighter in space. EVE: Valkyrie is currently in development for PC (Oculus) and PlayStation 4 (Morpheus).
has announced they're starting up the 'PLEX for GOOD' drive system again from tonight so that EVE Online players can spend in-game PLEX on helping to secure real world relief funds for Nepal's displaced and injured.
Over 6,000 are now believed to have lost their lives in the recent earthquakes in Nepal, with over 130k homes destroyed. The United Nations calculate 3 million are in need of aid. The studio will match pledges by $15.
EVE Online's set to get a little prettier later this year, when developer CCP adds some high definition textures to the space MMO.
The Icelandic firm announced the graphical upgrade during a keynote speech at this year's, where they also space dog-fighting spin-off EVE: Valkyrie.