CCP Games, the developer of the decade-old online game EVE Online have today confirmed that their 19th free expansion for the game titled “Odyssey” has now gone live on their servers. EVE Online: Odyssey is set to revitalize the exploration element of the cosmic frontier, fortifying one of the greatest inspirational forces for those who have come to experience the EVE universe during its ten amazing years. Changes to scanning, hidden sites, and discovery are just a few of the additions designed to help pilots continue their epic journeys through New Eden.
Odyssey introduces the Sensor Overlay, a new system that helps players uncover the riches, riddles and relics hidden among the stars. This improved scanner sports a streamlined user interface, with gorgeous visuals and improved utility sure to inspire new players and veteran explorers to undock for fresh adventures. The game also brings evolved and enhanced spaceship metrics for multiple ship classes and redistributed stellar resource landscape, exploration sites, and NPC loot across the universe. These changes will shake up EVE’s player-driven economy and rattle tenuous diplomatic ties between even the largest player alliances of New Eden. Allegiances will shift, markets will boom and crash, and fresh wars will rage across the cosmos as EVE’s notorious pilots do what they do best—follow their ambitions and live their own unique and dramatic stories.
Just in time for these upheavals, Odyssey also rolls out brand new Navy Battlecruisers in which to explore, exploit, and conquer the galaxy. Player-owned starbases have also gotten an update, as the new expansion introduces dozens of fixes, updates, user interface innovations, and enhanced features such as radial menus and probe formations to make EVE Online more accessible without sacrificing its world-renowned depth.
Andie Nordgren | Senior Producer for EVE Online
Odyssey is about revisiting the original promise of EVE Online; a truly massive universe filled with danger, opportunity and wonder. Yet the true excitement and drama comes, as always in EVE, from the interaction between players vying to attain the same goals. Odyssey adds fuel to that fire.
While EVE Online may not be the most popular online game on the market it does boast over half a mission subscribers online and even more coming in with DUST 514, the recently launched free to play game on the Playstation 3 which takes place in the same universe. EVE Online could easily be considered one of the more strategic online games, with many different ways to play and an almost endless universe to explore.