EVE Online Based TV Series and Comic Coming - briefly
(hx) 12:39 AM EDT - Apr,29 2013
Icelandic video game developer CCP Games plans to bring the science-fiction universe of EVE Online, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game, to television using stories written by some of the game's more than 500,000 subscribers. CCP Games announced the news on Eve Online's Facebook page in a post saying the TV series will be "Based on a true story, 20,000 years into the future." CCP Games will create the TV series with director Baltasar Kormakur, whose 2012 film The Deep was Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.
Alongside the possibility of have a TV episode based off their stories, finalists will also be given a series of other bonuses from EVE Online as well. Players who come in 3rd-5th place will be given a 1-year free subscription to EVE Online. The 2nd place winner will receive a free 10-year subscription to EVE Online. The 1st place winner will receive a round trip for 2 to Reykjavik, Iceland, which includes airfare and hotel accommodations. He/She will have the chance to visit CCP's headquarters and meet and talk with senior developers, and will also receive a 10-year subscription to EVE Online.
Eve Online reaches its 10-year anniversary in May. EVE Online's 19th expansion, Odyssey, arrives June 4.
last 10 comments:
(10:31 AM EDT - Apr,29 2013 )
The Mittani sends his regards.
(09:15 AM EDT - Apr,30 2013 )
I've always liked the lore and fluff of EVE, so a well-produced TV series might actually work. I started playing in 2003. Stopped in 2011, when the game became completely flooded with griefers, gankers, and other sub-human forms of life, (goonswarm, for example).
Such a beautiful online universe. Too bad the developer actively encourages sociopathic behavior as "gameplay." I think they'd find there'd be a lot of interest in a PVE-only server, but they're so tied up with the idea of open PVP they can't see it.
(03:13 PM EDT - Apr,30 2013 )
haha a pve only server would die a slow death, due to no resources being lost in pvp. No one would need new ships which would grind production and mineral sales to a minimum.
(07:54 PM EDT - May,01 2013 )
El_Coyote> haha a pve only server would die a slow death, due to no resources being lost in pvp. No one would need new ships which would grind production and mineral sales to a minimum.
I personally found pvp to be rather predictable to the point of me never losing anything, I learnt that the new generation of pvp tend to think about nothing more then winning, they don't care how they win, as long as its within the games' rules, so if its a fight that they can never lose, its all the same to them, a win is a win.
I would have loved this game if it had a pve server with more pve oriented content, instead of the snorefest that its become now-a-days, pvp can be fun and interesting, when its a fair fight, but players now-a-days just think about the win, losing is not acceptable, if they lose, they cry, if they win, they rub it in.
It just got boring to play with childish morons, so I moved on to other games like swtor or star trek online, the pve on there don't rub it in or cry like babies when they win or lose.
Seeing a Eve Online based tv series sounds interesting, but I doubt I will ever go back to that nightmare of a game.