New Territory and Retribution Expansion Drive Groundbreaking Sandbox Massively Multiplayer Game Across 450,000 Subscriber Mark
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – Dec 11, 2012 - CCP Games and partner TianCity today announced that science-fiction massively multiplayer game EVE Online has completed its relaunch in the Chinese market.
CCP Games and TianCity have worked together to bring to Chinese players the same single-universe sandbox-style gameplay experience that has captivated gamers worldwide for nearly a decade. After only seven days on sale, subscriptions for EVE Online in China have surpassed CCP’s expectations.
"I can't think of a better way to kick off our celebration of our tenth anniversary than bringing a new era of EVE Online to mainland China, and I welcome them into the world of New Eden as we enter into our second decade of growth and prosperity for EVE," said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP.
In addition to the game’s relaunch in China, CCP also announced that the recent launch of the game’s 18th free expansion, EVE Online: Retribution, has also helped the game cross the 450,000-subscriber mark for the first time in its nearly ten-year history. "Because of the tremendous effort of the team at CCP, we can proudly say that EVE Online has grown every year since its launch in 2003,” added Pétursson.
About EVE Online
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a captivating science-fiction game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory and adventure in a single universe. EVE players build and command a wide variety of starships and traverse vast solar systems interconnected by a sophisticated player-driven economy, forging their own destinies in the meaningful context of other players vying to do the same. Learn more and play the free trial at www.eveonline.com.
TianCity, a brand of Shanghai Posts & Telecommunications Technology CO., LTD, is an online entertainment hub for all age groups. Since 2005, it has successfully published a number of super-hot online games such as Mabinogi, KartRider, Counter Strike Online, Mabinogi Heroes and Tornado Force, serving Chinese players with many high quality and diverse games. In 2012, TianCity stepped up with EVE Online, a player-driven, persistent-world MMORPG set in a science fiction space setting in which hundreds of thousands of players compete and adventure in a single universe. TianCity is also about to roll out Shadow Company, an exemplary work in the genre of 3rd-gen online FPS with roleplaying elements and a mercenary background. Those two games will show Chinese players an online game extravaganza like they've never seen before. Aside from that, TianCity hosts several fascinating Web games, making up a vibrant social network. It also shows to the public that TianCity has a diverse business model. With many years' efforts and experience, we believe that TianCity, one of the top 10 online game publishers in China, will continue to operate its business under the motto, "Let the game create joys for you," bringing Chinese players even more fantastic online gaming experiences in the future.
CCP is the world’s most successful independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating its unprecedented tenth consecutive year of subscriber growth. EVE Online is a massively multiplayer science-fiction universe in which hundreds of thousands of players carve out empires through galactic fleet battles and the use of economic warfare. DUST 514® (PlayStation®3) is a groundbreaking, free-to-play massively multiplayer online first-person shooter that is set in the EVE Universe and linked to EVE Online. World of Darkness is a modern gothic horror massively multiplayer online role-playing game, based on the classic tabletop roleplaying game Vampire: the Masquerade. Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1997, CCP is privately held with additional offices in Atlanta, California, Newcastle, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.