While the main event of the EVE Online community calendar is undoubtedly the annual EVE Fanfest in Iceland, smaller fan-run events have popped up around the world over the years to accommodate players who don’t fancy traveling to the arctic circle. Probably the biggest of these events is EVE Vegas, which is happening right now in the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The event has become so big that this year CCP has officially taken over and tuned it into a mini-Fanfest filled with new information, reveals, and talks from both developers and members of the EVE community. As MassivelyOP’s resident EVE expert, I’m on the ground at EVE Vegas this weekend to find out what the future holds for EVE Online.
Today’s schedule includes both an EVE Online keynote with Executive Producer Andie Nordgren and a Valkyrie keynote with Associate Producer John Nejady. The real meat and bones of the event kicks off tomorrow with presentations on CCP’s plans for capital ships and deployable structures in the upcoming Spring 2016 expansion. The event is also peppered with feedback-gathering roundtable events, talks from players from all walks of life, and more info on something called Project Discovery that aims to “bring real science research into the game experience.” CCP has told us that this event will present the company’s vision for the future of EVE and solid plans that will be delivered by Fanfest 2016, with a few potentially big reveals.