CCP clarifies NetEase’s EVE Online China publishing, plans 2019 launch of EVE Project Galaxy mobile game

Earlier this week, we covered CCP Games’ newly announced partnership with Chinese mega-publisher NetEase, which is taking over EVE Online in China and taking “New Eden’s Serenity server to the next level for Chinese capsuleers” beginning in October. Today, CCP and NetEase gave a press conference in Shanghai to clarify that it will be the beta test that begins in October (the game has been running its server there for a dozen years already). The last day for the previous operate will be September 30th.

“NetEase Games is working with CCP and the original operator to conduct the seamless migration of players’ data,” CCP says. “NetEase Games will be leveraging its ten years plus of operational experience to crack down on botters and real money traders (RMT) to protect the interests of players, listen to the voices of players more closely, and create a better game environment for players in EVE Online China.”

What we didn’t cover Wednesday was the latest news on EVE: Project Galaxy, which is also being developed with NetEase. Project Galaxy was first announced back in June as more or less a mobile version of EVE. Apparently it’ll be out next year.

EVE: Project Galaxy will arrive on the world’s major mobile platforms in 2019 for all hardcore space combat players around the world. EVE: Project Galaxy is a sandbox space combat MMO game being co-developed by NetEase Games and CCP, utilizing the same design concepts and development philosophy as EVE Online. The game includes a wide variety of gameplay experiences, such as interstellar combat, resource collection, industrial manufacturing, trade exploration, and more. It also makes use of ARkit2.0, the latest AR functionality revealed by Apple at WWDC2018, which allows players to enjoy the limitless possibilities of the new era of mobile games. EVE: Project Galaxy aims to use ARkit2.0 function to create new ways for players to experience the enthralling EVE universe on their mobile devices.”

Source: CCP Games