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  CCP Games Announces 'Into the Abyss,' The New Expansion for EVE Online
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04/12/2018
 


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14 April 2018 – Reykjavik, Iceland – Today at EVE Fanfest, CCP announced 'Into the Abyss,' the newest expansion for EVE Online, their deep and uniquely player-driven spaceship MMO game. Launching in May 2018, EVE Online: Into the Abyss will be delivered as a free update to all players, both for those with subscriptions and those playing for free.

EVE Online: Into the Abyss injects ground-breaking, transformative gameplay into EVE Online and presents a new adventure for players, inviting them to explore dangerous uncharted territory with strange new inhabitants and potentially vast rewards. This content will be just as unfamiliar to veteran EVEplayers as it is to novice players entering the game today. 

'Into the Abyss' adds exciting exploration and survival gameplay in the form of Abyssal Deadspace, a brand new hostile environment filled with hazardous environmental effects and mysterious adversaries, the Triglavian Collective. Players can enter pockets of Abyssal Deadspace from almost anywhere in New Eden. On entry, players fight and explore their way through a series of unpredictable encounters, using their skills to take on growing risks in the hope of coming out the other side with high value cargo.

Players will be searching for the new mutaplasmids, only found in Abyssal Deadspace. Mutaplasmids can be combined with existing modules to transform them into Abyssal modules, potentially increasing their power vastly or breaking them beyond repair. However, the challenges that players confront become more difficult the deeper they venture into Abyssal Deadspace… and failure means death. Faced with increasing danger from perilous encounters; do you continue and risk your spaceship in the hope of finding greater riches, or return home to exploit your rewards?

Celebrating its 15th anniversary in May, EVE Online is the world's most renowned videogame sandbox, with a rich history of compelling stories, battles, triumph and defeat. Players have near limitless ability to create their own destiny in the context of hundreds of thousands of capsuleers worldwide, choosing their own unique way to live amongst the stars, wage war, broker deals, harvest resources, gain and lose territory and all the adventures in-between.

"At CCP, our mission is to build together with our players a true virtual world, with real relationships and real emotions and consequently, real stories," said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CCP's Chief Executive Officer. "With EVE Onlineremaining strong and vibrant after 15 years, we have made great strides towards realizing that ambition. Nevertheless, I truly feel that our best work is ahead of us and that EVE's amazing single-shard sandbox design will continue to dazzle, amaze and eventually outlive us all."

To celebrate 15 glorious years of player and community achievements in EVE Online, CCP Games has released this video: https://youtu.be/xAVIhKdspl8

This is the most exciting time to join EVE Online. New, unexplored space has just been discovered that all players can reach. What is beyond? And who are the Triglavians?

More details about EVE Online's previous, current and future updates can be found via updates.eveonline.comEVE Online can be downloaded for free by visiting www.eveonline.com.

About EVE Online®

EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a vast, community-driven spaceship MMO game where players can build and pilot a wide variety of starships, traversing vast solar systems for free and choosing their own path from countless options, experiencing space exploration, immense PvP and PvE battles, mining, industry and a sophisticated player economy in an ever-expanding sandbox. EVE is a captivating game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory and adventure, forging their own destinies in a single thriving universe.

About CCP

CCP is a leading independent game developer and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed space MMO EVE Online (PC/Mac), EVE: Valkyrie, a competitive multiplayer first-person spaceship shooter for PCs and PlayStation®4, Sparc™, an original virtual sport for PCs and PlayStation®VR, where players' VR hardware serves as their sports equipment, and the Gunjack™ series, VR arcade action games for PCs, PlayStation® VR, Google Daydream, and the Samsung Gear VR mobile platform. Founded in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in London and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com

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