CCP Games Renews Publishing License with NetEase Games, Ensuring Long-term Commitment Towards EVE Online in China

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July 2023
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REYKJAVÍK, Iceland – July 5, 2023 – CCP Games, the renowned creator of the iconic sci-fi spacefaring MMORPG EVE Online, is pleased to announce the renewal of its publishing license with NetEase Games, a leading international developer and publisher. This agreement reaffirms NetEase Games' role as the exclusive publishing partner for EVE Online in China, ensuring a seamless gaming experience for Chinese players.

Over the past five years, NetEase Games and CCP Games have witnessed the remarkable achievements of EVE Online in the Chinese gaming market, captivating players with its expansive universe and immersive gameplay. With this renewed partnership, the stage is set for an even more exciting chapter in the game’s history. It solidifies the commitment of both companies to delivering exceptional gameplay, enhancing the player experience, and fostering a thriving community.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with NetEase Games and build upon the success we have achieved together,” said Bing Xi, General Manager of CCP Games' Shanghai studio. “The renewal of our publishing license represents a new era for EVE Online in China, and we are committed to delivering unforgettable experiences and further engaging our passionate player base.”

NetEase Games remains dedicated to leveraging its technological expertise for the benefit of EVE Online players in China. By harnessing cutting-edge technology and innovative game design, NetEase Games will maintain a stable and immersive gaming environment that emphasizes fair competition, player agency, and fresh gaming experiences tailored specifically for the Chinese player community.

Chinese players can look forward to an array of captivating new content updates, dynamic activities, and meticulously optimized game performance. Drawing inspiration from player feedback, NetEase Games will establish effective channels of communication to better understand and address the needs of EVE Online enthusiasts in China to create a passionate and cooperative game world that offers an exhilarating and ever-evolving gaming experience to players.

Together, NetEase Games and CCP Games invite all players to embark on a new interstellar adventure, where they can forge their own interstellar legends and shape the destiny of the vast cosmos of EVE Online.

EVE Online can be downloaded for free in China by visiting evepc.163.com.


About NetEase Games

NetEase Games is the online games division of NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES and HKEX: 9999), developing and operating some of the most popular mobile and PC games in markets including China and Japan. As one of the world's largest incubators of quality online game content, NetEase Games is dedicated to supporting the growth of innovative studios around the globe and growing an international presence along the way. To complement its self-developed games and world-class R&D capabilities, NetEase Games also partners with other industry leaders including Mojang AB (a Microsoft subsidiary) and other global game developers to operate some of the most popular international online games in China. For more information, please visit neteasegames.com.

About EVE Online®

EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a compelling, community-driven sci-fi MMO game where players can build and pilot a wide variety of spaceships, traversing vast solar systems for free and choosing their own path from countless options, experiencing space exploration, immense PvP and PvE battles, mining, industry and a sophisticated player economy in an ever-expanding sandbox. EVE is a captivating game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory and adventure, forging their own destinies in a single thriving universe.

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About CCP Games

CCP Games is a leading independent game developer that has been praised for its artistry, technology and game design that facilitates emergent behavior, empowering players with compelling means of self-expression. Founded in 1997 on the principle of pushing the envelope and breaking new ground on all levels, CCP Games is on a mission to create virtual worlds more meaningful than reallife. With the launch of EVE Online in May 2003, CCP Games established itself as a pioneer of cutting edge massively multiplayer games, winning numerous awards and receiving critical acclaim worldwide. CCP Games is headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, and has additional studios in London and Shanghai.

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