EVE Online: Odyssey expansion enhancing joys of exploration in June

Space is good because spaceships can shoot each other with lasers in it, but also because good grief it is colossal and amazing and filled with so many things we can scarcely begin to imagine. With that in mind, the next free EVE Online expansion, named Odyssey, will launch on June 4 with a number of shiny new features to make exploring e-space even cooler than it already is.

Odyssey will fill the galaxy with more special sites and vistas strewn about space, which a revamped scanning mechanic and exploration modules will help you discover.

"Some will encounter sites never discovered before, and others will be confronted with intriguing tests of skill and resolve," CCP said. It also teased "enticing new rewards for finding and interacting with sites hidden among the stars."

As the Odyssey minisite explains, that's far from all. A galactic rebalancing will redistribute resources across space, new ships will launch, old ships will be redesigned, and CCP will continue to work on making EVE's complexities more accessible.

If you fancy a whistlestop tour of tourist sites already in EVE, the industrious EVE Travel blog has been visiting places of interest for years and filing reports.