EVE: Echoes coming to iOS and Android in 2019
CCP Games, the developer of EVE: Vegas, unveiled what they called Project Aurora last year at the EVE Online conference, co-developed by Playraven. This was intended to be a massively condensed version of EVE Online for mobile.
This game which was supposed to come out in 2018, published by Kongregate, was later officially named EVE: War of Ascension.
Almost a year later, we have news of another EVE Mobile project and it is called EVE: Echoes, built in conjunction with Netease.
This game was actually announced in June as Project Galaxy, however, now it is officially (like, for real this time) is called EVE: Echoes and it is coming out in 2019 for IOS and Android.
And we have the trailer to prove it!
Below is what CCP Games had to say about EVE: Echoes on the official announcement page.
“Authentic to the EVE universe that players know and love, EVE: Echoes will let players venture deep into space, to write not only their own history, but that of the galaxy itself. Whether engaging in interstellar combat, trade, or exploration, as well as many other activities across thousands of planetary systems, players will be free to experience hallmark EVE gameplay on their preferred mobile device.
The game will utilize NetEase Games’ proprietary graphics engine, NeoX, in combination with CCP’s game design to realize stunning starry skies, boundless star-fields, majestic planets and unpredictable asteroid belts at unprecedented graphical detail on mobile devices.
In addition to retaining EVE’s signature gameplay mechanics, EVE: Echoes will also utilize its social system as part of its overall experience. Players can join and lead corporations, align with others to form even-stronger coalitions, whilst capturing opposing rivals’ territories through enormous fleet battles. A deep and realistic social system is also being developed which will provide players with an interconnected futuristic interstellar lifestyle.”
CCP Games is excited to formally unveil EVE: Echoes, a brand-new spaceship sandbox MMO set in an alternate New Eden, the sci-fi universe of @EveOnline. Developed by @NetEaseOfficial in conjunction w/ CCP, EVE: Echoes will arrive on iOS & Android in 2019.#ccpgames #videogamenews pic.twitter.com/DUWtHZycQp
— CCP Games (@CCPGames) October 20, 2018
EVE: Echoes will take place in an alternate universe or an alternate version of New Eden. This means that the events of EVE: Online will not have a connection to what happens in EVE: Echoes.
It is a bit strange that there are two EVE games being developed for mobile by two different developers, but CCP Games are a bit out of the ordinary anyway.
Netease is actually in charge of EVE: Online serves in China, so it makes sense to team up with them for EVE: Echoes. And Pearl Abbys took over CCP Games last month, so the world of EVE is all sort of over the place these days.
Putting aside all the background noise, we are very excited for EVE: Echoes. The game will be available on iOS and Android next year.