The Icelandic developers behind EVE Online, CCP, were bought by Korean studio Pearl Abyss 5 years ago. Ever since then, people in Reykjavik have had strange moods. Now the studio has announced “Project Awakening”, a new AAA game that is said to use the controversial blockchain technology. The community doesn’t want to know anything about it and starts the propaganda machine.
What is the somewhat strange financial situation in EVE Online?
In any case, CCP has been developing other games alongside the 20-year-old EVE Online for years in order to somehow expand the company now that EVE Online is getting on in years and the studio is shrinking.
CCP Announces AAA Game Using Blockchain
This is the announcement now: Yesterday, CCP announced a AAA game in the universe of EVE Online that will be developed using blockchain technology. A cash injection of $40 million was received from an investor for the project.
CCP released little information about how the game would turn out. But he said that the 25 years of design experience together with the blockchain would definitely result in something really great. Players would be “empowered” and would “own things themselves.” It all has a lot of potential.
EVE players fire up propaganda machine
How did the community react? You have to know that the players in EVE are specialized in setting up massive hate campaigns within hours to expose or discredit political enemies in the game.
Even EVE Online’s mightiest space tyrants were once brought to their knees by constant criticism.
EVE players are masters of propaganda because the game is all about motivating your soldiers and demotivating your opponents when going to war.
Only a few hours after the announcement of the new AAA game, there were already really nasty posts directed against the boss of CCP, Hilmar Veigar Petursson. He is accused of always making the same mistake. Now he wants to jump on a trend that is generally considered “dead”:
Meanwhile, the EVE Online reddit forum is full of memes and posts mocking developer CCP:
In general, the mood is: Instead of burning $40 million for a game that nobody wants, it’s better to put the money into EVE.
NFTs are a red rag for many gamers. This is seen as pure money making that is of no use to the players. Added to this are some very strange statements from “NFT experts”:
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