Since 2003, CCP Games’ sci-fi online game EVE Online has remained an active if not sometimes under-the-radar sci-fi online game. It continues to draw in players almost two decades later for its combination of having an expansive universe, challenge concerning both combat and money-making, and focus on player interaction within its single non-instanced server. Expanding the game’s reach to an audience not always tapped by online game publishers, CCP Games partnered with NetEase Games and has been authorised to operation in the People’s Republic of China.
This is not the first time EVE Online has been made available in China. It was first launched in 2006, however their partnership with Tiancity to run the China-exclusive servers was terminated in mid-2018. Returning and new capsulers will be able to return to New Eden very soon, with an Open Beta planned once “final adjustments and optimisations” are made to EVE Online by both companies.
EVE Online takes place 20,000 years in the future. Humans have constructed a jumpgate in a wormhole named EVE. After many humans colonize the dimension on other side of the wormhole, the gate explodes, denying the humans contact with Earth. In the panic that ensues, many of the new colonies are destroyed, technology and knowledge lost. For thousands of years the colonies struggle and finally they regain all that they had lost. The only problem is that each of the colonies has formed different factions and races.