Earlier this year, CCP expanded EVE Online’s free trial program from 14 to 30 days. Now it looks as though EVE is in for some shrinkage, as the studio is reining back in the length of the default trial.
The new plan offers three different trial options. The website trial offers the old standard of 14 days of game time, while those who sign up through a recruitment email or link get an extra week on top of that. CCP is also offering 20 additional days to anyone who purchases one of the $5 content packs. This means with some finagling (and an Abe Lincoln), a new EVE player could enjoy 41 days of trial time before encountering the need for a subscription.