CCP has announced that a new first-person shooter game, set in the universe of DUST 514 and EVE: Online, is currently under development. This game is being developed by the Shanghai studio CCP Rouge, will be powered by Unreal Engine 4 and will be most probably officially revealed during the EVE Fanfest on April 21st.
As CCP’s Community Manager wrote on the official forum:
“CCP’s development team in Shanghai has been working on a prototype for a first-person shooter for PC with the goal of building a great FPS set in our sci-fi universe of New Eden (the universe in which EVE Online, DUST 514, EVE: Valkyrie, and Gunjack are set). Their experience is being utilized to build a new game from scratch using Unreal Engine 4 while harnessing all our learnings from DUST 514.”
According to CCP, this first-person shooter is in many ways an evolution of Project Legion, the concept CCP announced at EVE Fanfest 2014, but without the limitations of technical debt and development paths.
CCP’s Community Manager concluded:
“This new project is still in an early phase of production, and we feel like we’re on the right track and plan to give an update at EVE Fanfest on April 21st as a part of the free livestream of the event. Since this new game will be different from DUST 514 (although keeping many of its great parts), we will provide tiered recognition rewards to our loyal DUST customers, details to be announced.”
Kudos to our reader ‘Death & Taxes’ for bringing this to our attention!