EVE Online developer CCP Games is working on another first person shooter set in its sci-fi universe, after its first two attempts failed to break through.
As reported by PCGamesN, CCP Games announced at EVE Fanfest 2022 that the shooter was already in development and, while it’s not ready for a full reveal yet, a piece of concept art (below) was shown.
“We recognise that a hard sci-fi FPS game set in the Eve Universe is a very popular concept, and CCP is committed to offering an innovative multiplayer shooter with atmospheric visuals,” the developer said in a statement. “We want to show you rather than tell you how we have evolved the concept, and we’re looking forward to doing so when the time comes to reveal the game.”
The game is being developed at CCP Games’ London office, rather than its main Reykjavik, Iceland-based studio (where its Fanfest took place). Little else is known about the game but CCP Games has had a mixed experience when developing first-person shooters.
Its first EVE Online-based shooter, Dust 514, was released for free in 2013 as a PlayStation 3 exclusive. It didn’t enjoy the best reception, however, and was shut down three years later. IGN said it was mediocre in our 5/10 review, as “Dust 514’s poor shooting and driving mechanics and grindy free-to-play economy blot out too much of its depth and fun.”
CCP Games’ second attempt didn’t even get as far as a launch. We played an in-development version of Project Nova back in 2018, saying that “no matter how right it feels under the fingers, Nova doesn’t quite connect in terms of excitement right now.” The game was eventually cancelled in 2020.
Here’s hoping the new game can succeed where its predecessors couldn’t.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.
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