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EVE Online Announces a New Expansion, ‘Into the Abyss’

Today at EVE Fanfest, CCP announced the next expansion for EVE Online, ‘Into the Abyss’, slated out in May 2018. It will be a free update for all players, whether they have a subscription or are playing for free. ‘Into the Abyss’ presents a new adventure for players, inviting them into uncharted, dangerous territory with new inhabitants and potentially vast rewards. The content promises to be just as unfamiliar to veteran players as it is to the novice players. ‘Into the Abyss’ adds exciting exploration and survival gameplay in the form of Abyssal Deadspace, a brand new hostile environment filled with hazardous environmental effects and mysterious adversaries, the Triglavian Collective. Players can enter pockets of Abyssal Deadspace from almost anywhere in New Eden, where they fight through a series of unpredictable encounters, using their skills to take on risks that grow in danger, with the hope of coming out on the other side with valuable cargo.

Players will be searching for the new mutaplasmids, only found in Abyssal Deadspace. Mutaplasmids can be combined with existing modules to transform them into Abyssal modules, potentially increasing their power vastly or breaking them beyond repair. However, the challenges that players confront become more difficult the deeper they venture into Abyssal Deadspace… and failure means death. EVE Online is also celebrating their 15th anniversary and their rich history of compelling stories, battles, triumph and defeat. To celebrate, CCP released the following trailer to highlight player and community achievements over 15 years.

“At CCP, our mission is to build together with our players a true virtual world, with real relationships and real emotions and consequently, real stories,” said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CCP’s Chief Executive Officer. “With EVE Online remaining strong and vibrant after 15 years, we have made great strides towards realizing that ambition. Nevertheless, I truly feel that our best work is ahead of us and that EVE‘s amazing single-shard sandbox design will continue to dazzle, amaze and eventually outlive us all.”

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