CCP discusses trying, failing, and trying again in the wake of Project Nova’s demise

The problem might not be the trying itself, guy.

The history of CCP Games is one of EVE Online continuing on even while the developer watches every other project stutter and collapse. Project Nova was canned, thus not even making it to something akin to a release state like DUST 514 and EVE Valkyrie, but putting it in good company with World of Darkness Online. Speaking at the Reboot Develop conference over the weekend, however, CEO Hilmar Petursson painted this as a virtue of the studio:

It is such an unprecedented thing that we’re going to try and fail and try again. For a few more years until we crack it. At CCP we keep at it until we figure it out.

Petursson went on to talk about how wonderful the upcoming EVE Echoes (another mobile spinoff) looks and feels from internal testing. Whether or not CCP fans share this enthusiasm in light of further cancellations is a matter for each individual to examine, but this particular project is being developed in concert with Netease, which may be less inclined to simply accept cancellations.

Source: VG24/7

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Rolan Storm

“At CCP we keep at it until we figure it out.”

No, you don’t. World of Darkness Online.

Also they added ton of features to EVE now, game is very different form what I remember. I do not like it, but I have to admit: they were right. This Nova thing, their fighter game and WoD Online does not really work them. EVE does so they better keep at it – which exactly what they do.


I’d rather they cancel than come out with garbage state games like Dust 514 or Valkyrie to be honest.


As noted in the same conference, BDO/CCPs biggest plan for the next two years is to get the flagship title established in Korea and revitalized in China.

I wouldn’t expect anything terribly new or innovative from them in the meantime.


I wouldn’t expect anything terribly new or innovative out of CCP ever under any circumstances. They’re a one hit wonder in the MMO sphere, largely surviving purely due to and utter lack of competition.


All failed projects by CCP has obvious common denominator: Petursson and his complete lack of leadership, common sense and any successful experience (sans EVE). Hopefully, PearlAbyss will take over and replace him with anyone competent, asap.


To me it just shows that the current staff is not good. The creators of EVE did something good, and now it’s in the hands of people who can’t create anything, only (barely) maintain a declining game.

The statement on tenacity means nothing to me. I was hyped and then disappointed for all those projects (4) and I kept giving them chances but I have ran out of those.


One hit wonder… o.O