We hope you got your preloading done overnight because EVE Online mobile MMO EVE Echoes is officially live, offered up by CCP Games and Netease as an “authentic” version of EVE that works on both Android and iOS mobile devices, though it’ll run on separate servers from those used by PC players.
“Global games developer NetEase Games and renowned studio CCP Games have successfully delivered what players love about EVE Online to mobile platforms. Today, after three years of close collaboration, their journey together culminates in the launch of EVE Echoes for iOS and Android. The game will launch in English, Russian, Chinese, German, French, Spanish and Portuguese, enabling new players and EVE enthusiasts all over the world to enjoy the hallmark game experience of EVE Echoes on their mobile devices. EVE Echoes is a next-gen sandbox MMO game for mobile devices based on the award-winning sci-fi spacefaring MMORPG EVE Online. Featuring a vast persistent universe of over 8,000+ solar systems, players are free to choose their own path from countless options, experiencing space exploration, immense PvP and PvE battles, mining, trading, industry, and a sophisticated player economy in the multiplayer sandbox of New Eden.”
The studios are promising to continue to port EVE Online content into the mobile effort, including “sovereignty and larger ship hulls being brought to the game via continuous updates” and “crossover events between EVE Echoes and EVE Online” too.
MOP’s EVE Online columnist Brendan Drain did a deep-dive of the EVE Echoes beta back in December and was surprised that the game was actually impressive even then, especially given CCP’s track record with EVE spinoffs. “Echoes has successfully reproduced the secret sauce that makes EVE Online work,” he wrote.
Get caught up on our coverage since the game was first announced as Infinite Galaxy: