Star Citizen and EVE Online players unite to call out lookalike concept ship

Fancy staring at some pixel spaceships this morning to weigh in on the latest Star Citizen drama? ‘Course you do. The ship on display today is Star Citizen’s Vulture, the latest concept ship that’s been teased all week.

The problem, as multiple Reddit and Twitter threads have pointed out, is that the ship looks really freakin’ similar to an EVE Online ship: the Venture mining frigate.

It’s certainly possible that the artists were inspired by the same source material; it’s not as if pincer/forklift combine type vehicles are unheard of. That hasn’t stopped both Star Citizen and EVE Online players from mapping the ships onto each other and calling shenanigans.

We’ve reached out to CIG for comment and will report back when we hear more.

Star Citizen’s latest and 100% original ship from Eve

Source: Reddit. Thanks, Quavers!
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Eisberg 77

By the way, for Eve Online, why hasn’t anyone called out CCP for copying some of their ships?
For example:

Eve Online Amar Avatar ship looks like the Homeworld Kadashi mothership.

Eve Online = released in 2003
Homeworld = released in 1999

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Stkmks Returns

You guys forgot the best one.. the vandul driller vs the romulan ship from star trek. Sad as that old sc trailer i was truly blown away by. I only saw the new star trek movies recently and was very surprised.

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Eisberg 77

I hope you were surprised because you only heard they looked a like and after watching the Star Trek movie you learned they looked nothing alike.

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Joe Blobers

I can’t resist to add the latest link from CCP:

Presenting The Venture Capitalist SKIN Bundle!

Like Stronut said: ” We have the popcorn, they have the salt. Sounds like a good deal to me”

Both Star citizen and EVE games benefited from the nerd rage. Good job and good laugh :)

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Mikka Hansen

what a shitshow

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Eisberg 77

Yup, clearly they look nearly identical /sarcasm /rolleyes
People are just looking at the prongs while ignoring the rest of the details.

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Adam

Next SC ship $4000.00 USD

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Adam

Oh for cryin’ out cornflakes, who cares? They both look like a Transformer when the kid couldn’t figure out how to finish turning it back and leaves to go play with his GI Joes.

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Eisberg 77

TLDR:
Vulture = Form Follows Function design
Venture = seems to be Function follows the form design

Watching the video related for the Vulture and watching a video for the Venture for Eve, I just realized that the Vulture has a functional reason for its prong design, where as the Venture doesn’t seem to have a functional reason for it’s prong design at all, it is like CCP just wanted to make a Pronged ship similar to what we see in Privateer 2 and they chose to do that.

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dsmart

It’s almost as if anything to do with Star Citizen nowadays, pops up on MassivelyOP first. Then everyone else follows suit.

So weird.

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Denice J. Cook

“They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery 😏 ” after all, hehe.

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Eisberg 77

Yup, which is why Roberts should be flattered at how CCP did an imitation of something that Roberts did in the 1990s

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Joe Blobers

Quote: “Star Citizen nowadays, pops up on MassivelyOP first.”

Yes Kudo to MOP.. and followers:

Free advertising + Free Star Citizen available to download several times per year are worse millions of $ :)

So good.

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dsmart

Also, this isn’t new to us at all. They’ve been doing this for years.

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The Strike Vector one was particularly hilarious.

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Also, Star Kitten ripped off Hello Kitty

https://starcitizen.tools/Star_Kitten

Also, animals borrowed from Monster Hunter

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/spectrum-dispatch/16246-Naming-Animals-From-The-Xian-Empire

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eldurian

If the game fails will CR be imitating you?

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dsmart

Polaris

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Gundam

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Eisberg 77

Similar designs have existed in the space genre for decades, it is very common. I bet people could find your own ships to be similar to something that was designed before yours were.

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dsmart

Copperhead from Final Fantasy

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Joe Blobers

Quote: “Also, Star kitten… also animals…”

Again, how much copyright infringment did CIG faced and lost in court during the past 6 years for game assets? Zero

The Star Kitten was supposed to be a massive IP infringement… Can you please innovate with something more scary? Recycling old “drama” is not fun.

What about a juicy new date for a “Sure not Joking date of collapse…
This time 120 days top!

We Backers are not meanspirited guys and girls :)

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dsmart

Oh look, another one.

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Eisberg 77

Umm, from a Roberts game from the 1990s, Privateer 2.
CCP didn’t make a unique design

Then you also got the Terran MULE from StarCraft

I am sure people can come up with all kinds of examples of this particular design being used in various media or artwork.

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