CCP financials for 2014 continue their downward slide

    
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Can't imagine why.

It’s become a cottage industry for EVE Online fans to try to figure out whether CCP Games is doing well or not. Gone are the days with regular crowing about subscriber numbers, and as with most companies, the focus is on publicizing the good rather than admitting what’s not going so well. A fan blog, however, legally obtained a copy of the most recent finanical report for the company and posted a lengthy and in-depth analysis of the company’s numbers through the end of 2014.

The short version is that the company reported significant losses, but analysis suggests that may have a great deal to do with writing off DUST 514 and World of Darkness assets. With some assumptions and estimates, the analysis looks solid for EVE Online itself despite the company’s 10% drop in revenue year-on-year and $15 million in negative equity. Take a look at the full analysis to check the numbers and see whether you agree with the estimates being made.

Source: marketsforISK; thanks to Hagu for the tip!
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schmidtcapela
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schmidtcapela

Smiggins 
“””EVE sucks because its a 1 unit RTS not a space sim.”””
You know what else is a 1 unit RTS? The whole of the MOBA genre. Which nowadays seems to be larger than the RTS genre it sprang from.
Not that I like EVE, mind; EVE was the game that convinced me to never again, for as long as I live, even try any game where I can’t completely opt out of PvP. The sad thing is that, apart from the fact players can attack each other unprovoked, I loved about everything in EVE.

Crow God
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Crow God

theeknighthood Crow God Yeah, thought it might come off a bit selfish. I would just like if the damn IP was put in the hands of someone who’s gonna do something with it.
The only thing I could see CCP doing, if they are to have any success with these non-EVE titles, is to take the role of publisher rather than developer. License another company to develop DUST 514 or World of Darkness or whatever other future project they’re trying to work on.

theeknighthood
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theeknighthood

Well at least an EVE article got more than 10 comments, even if 98% are about World of Darkness :)

theeknighthood
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theeknighthood

vercinget0rix 11 years here and no sign of spreadsheets yet, where am I going wrong? :(

theeknighthood
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theeknighthood

Crow God Lets see, you want the owners of a video game I have been playing for 11 years to disappear so the rights for an IP could “hopefully” get picked up and an amazing game be developed.
Yes I consider that bad.

vercinget0rix
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vercinget0rix

That’s funny. I’ve been playing EVE for 7 years and haven’t seen a single spreadsheet. I must be doing it wrong.

DrowNoble
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DrowNoble

If CCP was smart, they’d sell off the World of Darkness IP & assets to another company that would continue the development.  There seemed to be enough public interest in the game, despite CCP taking it’s sweet time developing.

I tried EVE, I really wanted to like it but it just didn’t do it for me.  CCP seems to not care about drawing new players, only satisfying existing veterans.  This is a disaster waiting to happen.  If the vets get upset and start to bail, EVE will nosedive.

Boardwalker
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Boardwalker

Silentcrypt  I’ve played EVE since 2006 and I never feel like I was staring at spreadsheets and graphs. I guess we just played differently.

Boardwalker
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Boardwalker

Smiggins Boardwalker  You said “EVE sucks because its a 1 unit RTS not a space sim.” I then said that chess sucks because it’s not checkers. My statement is, of course, ridiculous. And because your statement above about EVE is quite similar, it’s also ridiculous.

Smiggins
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Smiggins

Boardwalker Smiggins How dare someone have a different opinion than you!