The team at CCP Games had some grand plans lined up for this year's EVE Fanfest in Reykjavik, Iceland. During Friday's keynote, the team outlined a full roadmap for the years ahead. This includes some new features, a new expansion, and spreadsheets. That's right, there will be spreadsheets.
From a storytelling standpoint, look for EVE Online to introduce Arcs. Each of the game's four NPC Empires will see new story instances, which will lead to an expansion finale for the first arc. That is currently scheduled for a Q4 2022 release. For an idea of what to expect, you can check out the new trailer above, but CCP Games expects these narrative instances to have a substantial effect on everything happening across New Eden.
From a gameplay standpoint, look for a greater new player experience soon. The AIR Career Program is an initiative that will help walk players through one of EVE's four career paths: Explorer, Industrialist, Enforcer, or Soldier of Fortune. In addition to learning the ins-and-outs of each profession, newcomers can find tailored recommendations for how to go about proceeding through their chosen path.
This won't be all that CCP Games has in store for the EVE Online fan base. More news is expected to come from EVE Fanfest, which is expected given the dev team's pent up excitement that follows the 2020 event's cancellation. We'll be watching here at Shacknews, but for everything revealed to this point, be sure to visit the EVE Online website.