EVE Online’s new beta launcher allows custom settings for launching groups of accounts


CCP Games, what are you folks up to? First it was a brand-new get-acquainted-with-EVE-Online trailer for enticing newbies. Now the game itself is getting a major facelift in one of the spots you’d think wouldn’t matter but actually kinda does: the launcher itself.

I’m not going to name any names, but some MMORPG launchers are so terrible that even seasoned veterans cringe and consider exiting out even when they were initially up for playing the game. That’s not really a criticism I think that can be lobbed at EVE’s launcher, but a bit of sprucing up might attract some newcomers, which seems to be the game plan under Pearl Abyss.

CCP says it’s retooled the layout, added better window scalability, overhauled the authentication process, added custom launch groups, and even allowed the launcher to remember accounts. You can go try it out yourself right now through the settings option in the current launch – that’ll let you swap to the beta launcher (or back again if you hate it).

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