CCP Games CEO Hilmar Petursson wants the company to expand further into mobile gaming and new regions

    
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You don’t get too far in business without having aspirations, I suppose, and CCP Games CEO Hilmar Petursson is certainly not lacking for those for his studio. In an interview with Newsweek, Petursson talks about how both the company and EVE Online have grown, how the pandemic has affected business, and the general growth of Iceland’s games industry.

At one point, Petursson is asked what’s next for the studio, which draws an answer about making inroads into both mobile gaming and additional regions across the globe like Asia, as well as work on new games:

“We want to go further into other markets, with Asia posing as a great prospect for us, hence our partnerships. Mobile games are another expansion area that we are working on, making a mobile version of EVE with EVE Echoes and even forming a mobile connection to the PC game via the EVE Portal companion app. We are probably going to be making more mobile games at some point as well. Last but not least, we are developing a new online sci-fi shooter game and are planning to market it in the upcoming years. We are expanding more broadly across regions and more deeply in each region, with deep localization efforts, as well as in other mediums, like mobile.”

The interview itself is pretty compact, but for those who are curious about all things CCP, it will likely prove an insightful read all the same.

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silverlock

That’s what I love about CCP always on the look out for new spaces to fail in and abandon.

To be fair I thought Gunjack was a good game.

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Yangers

Ironically named CCP.

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

Who needs another Dust 514 when Star Citizen’s FPS game play is already holding down the mediocre space FPS market nicely?

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Bruno Brito

SC has FPS gameplay already?

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silverlock

Yeah they’ve had it for a while now I think it’s been out over a year now but I’m not sure on that.

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Armsman

Translation: I want to develop many more projects that will eventually die a slow death as players abandon them. But hey I’m CEO so I can do what I want.

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Bruno Brito

I feel like this guy don’t understand that EVE was lighting in a bottle and he may never get another success ever again.

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Armsman

They haven’t had a non-EVE related success yet – and up intil this latest mobile outing, the rest of the EVE related offerings have either died a fast, or lingering death (Valkire and Dust 514). Also, wasn’t the Dust 514 replacement ultimately and completely scrapped after a playtest at one of their Fan Fests?…

Or, and there was the “World Of Darkness” MMO development debacle. So yeah, Iceland must have some really good weed as that must have been what Hilmar was smoking when he made that statement thinking ANYONE would take it seriously.

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atlasraven

Anyone taking odds on Echoes surviving the year?

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memitim

I’ll bet tree fiddy and half a packet of ready salted it does.

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agemyth 😩

If “making more mobile games” actually just means they are just overseeing development by external teams like they did with EVE Echoes then that doesn’t sound so bad. If CCP themselves are pivoting to mobile and games that try to appeal to Asian players I will be so bummed.

we are developing a new online sci-fi shooter game and are planning to market it in the upcoming years

Yeah, okay. Don’t even talk about it until you are sure you aren’t going to cancel it.

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Kanbe

Ya i actually laughed out loud at the sci-fi shooter bit. I feel like I’ve heard them talk about that before somewhere…..XP