CCP wants Eve Online to be accessible to newcomers
New expansion set to release soon.
CCP, the developer and publisher of the massive MMO Eve Online, have been doing a great job in keeping the level of competition steady for years now. However, the game’s executive producer told Eurogamer that the studio is planning to shake up things a bit and make it more accessible to newcomers.
Accessibility is the thing that usually generates a lot of sales, makes the game palatable to a wide variety of audience.
“Eve has always been thought of as a notoriously tough game to get into. There’s a great graphic about the learning curve of Eve,” he said.
“We don’t want to dumb our game down, we don’t want to make it easy, we don’t want to make it anything other than the game in terms of the content and the experience as it is now, but what we do want to do is make it accessible. We want people to be able to get to the good parts of our game without having to fight through some of the complexity which is there to be honest either because it just grew up organically over time or because somebody in the early days had quite a sadistic tendency to put people through hell.”
He also said that he wanted the game to be dark and gritty as it already is and didn’t want to make it nice and fluffy, you know, change the game’s art to be very accessible and not menacing to newcomers.
“I want to try and reduce that barrier of entry to playing Eve,” he said.
“I don’t ever want Eve to be nice and fluffy and it’s a wonderful place to be. I think there’s a place in the MMO world for a dark and dangerous, really good sci-fi world where you can be the goodie, the baddie, a criminal, the Good Samaritan. But it’s very important we allow as many people as possible to get access to that game.”
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