CCP Launches EVE Online Expansion

The Incursion is here. A new expansion for EVE Online, the sci-fi space MMO that takes you to the stars, launched today. All fans must be very excited about it, as with this new expansion, a lot of new things and changes come to the game.

Incursion 1.0.0 is the first of a multi-part release. It includes a long list of changes and improvements, prioritized and added with the help of the Council of Stellar Management (a group of EVE players, elected by the player community of the game to interact with CCP on behalf of it, since 2008) Some of the new stuff all players will see, are the addition of over 80 new storyline missions, the Noctis salvaging ship, rebalanced rockets and Tech 2 ammunition. As in past patches, the UI of the game is getting some love, based on player feedback. If you want the full notes, you can read it all in the official patch notes.

To inform about Incursion, CCP has recently launched a new feature site, stating that will be updated frequently throughout the next two months with art assets, interview videos and more information regarding the expansion.

Incursion 1.0.1 will launch next December 14th and will bring the removal of “learning skills” and a new holiday gift for EVE players with it. Incursion 1.0.2 will be available in January 2011, including the new realistic character creator system, based on CCP’s avatar technology, a precursor of the Incarna release. EVEGate will be hugely upgraded, adding integrated forums and The Planetary Interaction system feature will be significantly improved as well, based on player feedback.

Next week, Sansha’s Nation will invade the EVE universe, bringing chaos. All pilots should stand side by side and fight back the new Revenant supercarriers and victors against the incursions, will earn great rewards.

Shocking, thrilling, awesome, impressive… simply EVE Online.