It’s occurring once more. As positive as Square Enix overestimating their gross sales projections, as positive as John Riccitiello pissing off each out there buyer, EVE Online builders CCP will attempt to make a first-person shooter set in the identical universe.
This time it is referred to as EVE Vanguard, a shooter “module” which is able to sit inside the EVE launcher and asychronously hook up with EVE Online.
Vanguard is a PvPvE shooter that appears to have realized classes from Hunt: Showdown and Escape From Tarkov, with gamers in squads preventing computer-controlled enemies in order to safe an merchandise that different gamers on the identical server will then compete to steal. Your actions in the shooter then hook up with EVE Online through a corruption mechanic being launched in the Havoc growth, says PC Gamer.
CCP hope EVE Vanguard will launch into beta this December, and there is a sign-up kind at the official web site together with a load of different screenshots.
If I seem deeply cynical, it is as a result of we have been right here earlier than. The most blatant earlier event is with Dust 514, CCP’s 2013 PlayStation 3-only shooter set in the EVE Online universe. It wasn’t excellent and shut down a few years later, however the ambition to create a shooter set in EVE’s backstabby spaceverse did not go away. In 2014, CCP introduced sandbox shooter Project Legion, set in the EVE Online universe, which went away with out ever being launched. In 2018, they ran closed betas for tactical shooter Project Nova, set in the EVE Online universe, earlier than cancelling it in 2020.
That makes Vanguard try quantity 4 – and that is simply the ones they introduced publicly. I can not fault CCP for persevering. As the saying goes, if at first you do not succeed, attempt, attempt to attempt once more. I’ve begun to really feel a little like Charlie Brown although, creduously attempting to kick CCP’s soccer.
On the different hand, it is higher than CCP’s different introduced mission: a blockchain recreation set in the EVE Online universe.