Rumor: EVE Online’s CCP Games is considering selling itself off

Bloomberg is reporting this morning that CCP Games is “exploring strategic options including a sale of the business after receiving interest from potential bidder” — the publication’s words, not CCP’s.

CCP is well known to MMORPG fans for its long heraldship of sci-fi MMO EVE Online, which just went free-to-play under the massive Ascension expansion last month. Most recently, it launched a sequel to VR title Gunjack 2 yesterday. The company turned to VR following its massive investment — $30 million in venture capital — in the sector last year. This past September, CCP Games CEO Hilmar Petursson told DICE Europe attendees that the company is on track to “break even” in the VR field and that under his “conservative outlook,” he expects VR to pick up in 2018 and 2019.

Bloomberg’s sources are anonymous “people with knowledge of the matter.”

We’ve reached out to CCP for clarity.

Source: Bloomberg via Gamasutra
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