CCP is working on ‘a new and highly ambitious MMORPG’

Even with massive downsizing and the end of its virtual reality ambitions, CCP hasn’t quite thrown in the towel just yet.

One of our tipsters noticed that the studio is hiring a lead designer for “a new and highly ambitious MMORPG,” suggesting that CCP hasn’t given up on looking past EVE Online to the future. The untitled game in question is being made in CCP’s London studio with a small, dedicated crew.

“We are looking to grow a relatively small, tight-knit team, capable of delivering big ideas through experience, smart process, and world-class tools,” CCP said. “We are looking for a new lead designer to join this growing team, responsible for leading a small team of experienced designers in the development and execution of our game design.”

This game could be one of two known titles in development, the EVE first-person shooter spin-off Project Nova or the mobile Project Aurora. Alternatively, it could be an entirely new MMO, which presents all sorts of exciting possibilities.

Source: CCP. Thanks Kinya!
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Mihalis Katirtzoglou

>Starts making a niche game about vampires fighting werewolves with an already established fanbase
>A couple years later: abloobloo why is this not the new League of Legends that makes a shitload of money with zero creative effort??? I quit!!!!

What a piece of shit company.

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Rick

This crap looks like Firefall meets Quake. What closed end choices you have so far for a character. Looks like the same old game with no new twists. Come on CCP you can do better than this.

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sevrl bats

what, exactly, looks like Firefall meets Quake? the art at the top of this post? that’s just an old Dust 514 promotional image Massively used

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Lateris

I see them going more mobile. But that is my guess. They could also go more cross platform as the Xbox and PS4 consoles are all X86 now. Or they could be making a avatar based MMO on the political systems of Eve Online? My guess is on mobile development. I am more interested in Project Nova.

Edited: I think this is for Project Nova?

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MrEllis

CCP hates their feet.

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plasmajohn

CCP does not “get” PvE. At all. Their corporate DNA is all PvP all the time. If you listen to the FanFest 2017 presentations it’s all about how to get folks to PvP more and how rewarding PvP is.

Look at their recent attempts at improved PvE. They spent time and effort to make PvE events that act like PvP. And from what I understand they’re pretty much ignored. Just a thought… maybe people who prefer PVE don’t. want. to. PvP.

How many PvP focused MMO’s have any sort of success? Oh well, when this one crashes and burns hopefully they’ll finally get the hint that PvP isn’t the be-all-end-all of gameplay.

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Lateris

I play the PvE elements of Eve Online all the time. So does my Corp. I would agree that the game needs more PvE elements and thew system can be expanded which they are doing. However, PvP is successful in Eve, very successful. I play as an explorer so my elements are far different. I used to play as a miner, run missions. Please refer to this older article http://massivelyop.com/2017/04/12/eve-fanfest-2017-eve-online-plans-amazing-new-pve-gameplay/

Also join a large corp. Very fun

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zeko_rena

I love how salty everyone is against CCP
I mean how fucking dare a game developer try to develop a new game, what a bunch of assholes CCP are!

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Rolan Storm

What, WoD was not ambitious enough? Almost everyone skeptic on this one, so am I. What the hell, CCP? ‘New ambitious MMORPG?’ Yeah, right.

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Byórðæįr

the things you can get from the requirements,

first there is an art director for what ever game it is so that means the person is working to an existing concept. likely the eve verse.

they are responsible for the starting point of the designs that match the concept, so clearly they are going to have to supervise all the other designers.

It really sounds like a film director working for art director. Which tends to suggest that they are trying to update the eve verse to living breathing version of a mmo. Eve is an MMO, but one thing people keep asking for is stations that can walk around in, ship bridges they can see more than picture of their character. So likely they are trying again with the concepts they wanted with world of darkness, walking around stations, updated character models, and dust. They have millions of lines of story written down and empires and plots but what they don’t have is an engine that can render anything more than a sand table version of the game. Which means that the job is going to be an all or nothing likely. You either succeed in making the game they want or they cut you lose and they continue working on eve online. Either way it is good learning experience but I am hoping if that is what it is for they find some one capable of succeeding this time. Eve is fun but most of the time it feels too much like a spread sheet and not enough flying and shooting.

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MeltWithYou

It blows my mind that CCP doesn’t consolidate that team and dramatically expand the scope of EVE to compete with the likes of star citizen. The foundation is already there, they have a huge advantage and a loyal diehard fan base.

Sad thing with CCP, they have built a solid reputation for walking away from failed ventures if it’s not an immediate huge success…kinda like Sony…which is why I won’t buy the new flashy device Sony has for sale unless it garners PlayStation one levels of success, that way I’ll know it’ll be frigging supported next year.

/meh

I wish them the best, I’m not holding my breath though

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Wilhelm Arcturus

Hah! Compete with Star Citizen! That is hilarious! Somehow a nearly 15 year old game that makes money of its own accord needs to adapt to a pile of promises likely never to be delivered? That way lies madness.

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Koshelkin

They should sell Eve to Perfect World Entertainment or Nexon and invest the money into a new MMO to show their “fans” how a middle finger really looks like.