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.
EVE Online's new client launcher will launch on March 24, and will contain an option for players to download these sharper textures – if you're PC isn't up to scratch or your not keen on using up your hard drive space, you can stick to the classic look.
also explained that the new launcher will stream assets as required, rather than downloading all of them at once before you can play. This means new players won't have nearly as much time to wait before jumping into the game.
You can keep up with the latest changes to the ongoing space opera over on the newwebsite.