Today at EVE fanfest, CCP Games have announced “Into the Abyss,” the newest expansion for EVE Online, that will be delivered as a free update for all players in May 2018. Plus, to celebrate its 15th anniversary, CCP Games has also released the below video for you to enjoy:
This will be a new adventure for players, inviting them to explore uncharted galaxies with previously unknown life forms, and of course, comes with high risk and high reward. There’s new exploration and survival gameplay in the form of Abyssal Deadspace; a brand new hostile environment filled with hazardous environmental effects and mysterious enemies, the Triglavian Collective. Players can enter pockets of Abyssal Deadspace from almost anywhere in New Eden, and upon entry, fight and explore their way through a series of unpredictable encounters, fighting tooth and nail for that sweet, highly valuable cargo.
You’ll be looking for the new mutaplasmids, only found in Abyssal Deadspace. Mutaplasmids can be combined with existing modules to transform them into Abyssal modules, potentially increasing their power vastly, or breaking them beyond repair. The challenges will become more difficult the deeper you venture into Abyssal Deadspace, and failure means death, so it’s up to you as to whether you think it’s worth the risk.
“At CCP, our mission is to build together with our players a true virtual world, with real relationships and real emotions and consequently, real stories,” said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CCP’s Chief Executive Officer. “With EVE Online remaining strong and vibrant after 15 years, we have made great strides towards realizing that ambition. Nevertheless, I truly feel that our best work is ahead of us and that EVE’s amazing single-shard sandbox design will continue to dazzle, amaze and eventually outlive us all.”