Eve Online, the world’s most expansive spreadsheet simulator, is heading to mobile later this year. The space exploration game has one of the most dedicated playerbase, with major in-game events being reported as if they were actual real world news.
With that in mind, it’s not hard to see why develop CCP would want to replicate that kind of success on the mobile platform. “Project Aurora”, as it’s currently known, is being developed with PlayRaven and is being described as a massively multiplayer mobile experience.
From what we can tell, it is a scaled down version of Eve Online. Naturally, the game has also been redesigned for mobile players in mind. The description also implies that CCP will be trying to get players to buy into the guild system that defines gameplay its hit space exploration MMO.
The game is set to be released in a handful of countries in “in the near future”, with a full global release scheduled for next year.
CCP has been experimenting with branching out the Eve experience over the last few years. It release Eve: Valkyrie, a VR based spacefighter simulator two years ago and had a shortlived FPS in Dust 514.