At ChinaJoy earlier this month, CCP had some more details about the upcoming EVE Online-inspired mobile game. Much like the previously announced handover of EVE Online in China, CCP will be working with Chinese firm NetEase to handle development and support for this game.
Previously known as Project Aurora, and now called EVE Online: Infinite Galaxy, this new mobile game is a direct tie-in to the main game world of EVE Online. And judging from the choices made in terms of game engine, we’ve got some inferences to make as to what kind of game this will be. EVE Online: Infinite Galaxy is powered by the engine known as NeoX, an in-house engine made by NetEase. For the iOS version, the mobile game will also utilize Apple’s ARKit 2. This means that there is a strong likelihood this game will feature some kind of AR mechanics, although it’s hard to say how much influence such gameplay elements will have. It seems unlikely that this will just be a bastard child of Pokemon GO and EVE Online, so I wouldn’t be worried about that.
Check out that new trailer down below. The game is targeting a 2019 release for iOS and Android devices.
Explore and develop a massive galaxy, over 100 ships to choose from, join corporations for large-scale battles, take part in manufacturing ships, trade, gather minerals and more.