EVE Fanfest 2018: Project NOVA Will Be Playable On PC This Year

There aren't many details on what exactly it is, but it will be here soon.

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Earlier today during EVE's annual Fanfest, CCP Games CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson took to the stage for his keynote to talk about all things past and future within the world of EVE: Online. One of the biggest and most mysterious reveals during Pétursson's talk was that Project NOVA would be launching later this year. What makes the upcoming launch so interesting is the fact that not much is actually known about the game beyond the most basic concepts. 

Right now the only real information out there is that it's an online multiplayer first-person-shooter and it will be coming to PC at some point in 2018. According to Screen Rant, during the keynote Pétursson stated the following:

“Project Nova will launch on PC. We are committing to develop the game to a point that meets your expectations and releasing it when it’s ready and in the right way. Project Nova is shaping up to be a unique first-person shooter, innovative multiplayer gameplay, and an authentic New Eden experience. We’re going to be building this with the community”

This isn't CCP's first venture into the world of online FPS games. The company previously released Dust 514 for the PS3 and let players duke it out on planets that existed within the world of EVE Online. This time around though, Project NOVA will at least not initially be connected directly to long-running MMORPG in any way other than sharing a background story. 

CCP has been working with Sumo Digital, who are also working on Crackdown 3, and will continue to work with them, but they have moved development to their central offices in Reykjavik now. There's no concrete release date for Project NOVA just yet, but it should be coming to PCs in 2018. 

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    April 12, 2018 12:05 PM

    Blake Morse posted a new article, EVE Fanfest 2018: Project NOVA Will Be Playable On PC This Year

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      April 12, 2018 4:20 PM

      So the hook for Dust was it was a shooter that had an effect on the Eve universe, and vice versa. Nova won't even have that, so.... What makes it worth playing? Getting late in the dev cycle to be positioning the game.

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        April 13, 2018 9:55 AM

        I'll never trust CCP again after the shitshow that was Dust 514. That game had potential to change the landscape of the entire FPS genre,but instead was just a laggy,sloppy,severely underdeveloped mess filled with unkept adn broken promises.

        It became all to evident that Dust 514 was just a game to fund the future development of Nova.And to hear that they are working with the same people that are working on Crackdown 3 isn't a ringing endorsement that this game will be any good,considering how the development of that game has been going .

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          April 13, 2018 10:00 AM

          Dust was used to justify staffing up the Shanghai office, and was supposed to be the beginning of CCP's efforts into the console space. My personal thoughts are that not delaying for the PS4 launch was the deathstroke for Dust. Poor gameplay, poor integration into EVE, etc could have been overcome but tying yourself to the boat anchor of the PS3 right at PS4 launch was stupid.

          Oh well, CCP likes to repeat bad history so I'll be grabbing the popcorn for this.