Planned EVE Online future developments



eve online future developmentsCCP has been working on a game feature that will allow players to exit pods and interact with other player avatars in the communal setting of the interior of a station. CCP have not yet formally speculated on a release date for this feature. In March 2007 released in-development game footage of this feature, videotaped at Game Developers Conference 2007 with the approval of CCP's chief marketing officer Magnus Bergsson.


At the 2008 Fanfest players were able to play a restricted version of the Walking in Stations functionality, including walking through the Captain's cabin to the promenade and then into a Minmatar bar. Other shops will also be available, with 16 slots available for players or corps to rent in each station. Bars will also have skill-based gaming tables with strategy games. The personal avatar project for the game Eve 'Walking in Stations' (WiS), formerly 'Ambulation' has now been renamed as 'Incarna' (Incarnation being a synonym for Avatar) CCP has yet to publicly ratify a release date for this project.

The ability to enter a planet's atmosphere (planetary flight) and to interact with the surface is also mentioned as one of the future development plans. At Eve Fanfest 2005, a working prototype was demonstrated in which a Caldari Crow-class interceptor could be seen flying around over a planet surface. However CCP stated that full-scale integration of such features to the game requires an enormous effort and is only planned for post-Revelations production phases. Subsequently it has been stated that until a proven in-game reason is found for planetary access further work on this will not have a high priority.

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