Over one thousand players from around the world gathered this past March for Fanfest 2015 in Reykjavik, Iceland. The three-day festival unveiled the latest plans for their sci-fi MMORPG, EVE Online and their upcoming virtual reality space shooter, EVE: Valkyrie. A new addition to the event's roster was the VR Labs, a hands-on demonstration of prototypes from CCP Games' Atlanta office. Recordings of the live stream are now available for viewing in the official EVE Online Youtube channel .
Presentations and keynotes drew applause and cheers from the attendees, but it was the videos that stole the show in the main auditorium. Premiering for the first time at Fanfest 2015 were the latest EVE Online trailer, Emergent Threats and the new EVE: Valkyrie gameplay trailer, taking you through an adrenaline-fueled new player mission.
Today Tiamat has followed the Rhea release as EVE Online’s second feature bundle of 2015.
Tiamat’s additions to the EVE universe focus on the evolving universe storyline, a new tactical destroyer, improvements to our new physically based rendering graphic system, and changes in corporation tools, projectile weapons and more.
Here are some of the changes in Tiamat:
And, importantly, Tiamat also includes mysterious newcomers to New Eden (pictured) — and other things you have to be in space to discover.
Take care, though: They wield some of the most deadly weapons that aren’t fitted to a Titan-class ship.
Last year, after delivering over 20 expansions in eleven years, the EVE Online development team switched to an aggressive 5-6 week release cadence that has brought more features more frequently to our notorious and loyal assemblage of internet spaceship pilots.
For further descriptions of Tiamat’s features, see this in-development video.
The next EVE Online release, Scylla, is due out 24 March.
In other EVE universe news, the next episode of “o7: The EVE Online Show” will discuss Tiamat, EVE community happenings, and future plans. It will air live on http://Twitch.tv/ccp on Thursday 26 February at 20:00 UTC (aka “EVE time”).