CCP have released one of their most graphically stimulating and compelling EVE Online trailers to date, “This is EVE – Uncensored”. Initially aired at EVE Down Under, it was subsequently published onto YouTube and has made quite the splash.
The trailer features a wide variety of visuals: some staged animation and some footage captured in-game. Taking center stage is the dramatization of fleet combat and maneuvers, featuring CGI fleet fights overlayed with audio captured by Nulli Secunda, HERO, TEST, Rooks and Kings, and notable EVE celebrities such as Johnny Pew and JEFFRAIDER. All of the voice work is player-submitted and was used to reverse-engineer appropriate accompanying footage, including the industry interaction screen, the hacking minigame, footage of in-game fitting windows and hangars, the ISIS ship tracker, and, of course, flying, fighting, and exploding spaceships.
Response from the community has been overwhelmingly positive, with players calling it “amazing“, “the greatest EVE trailer ever“, and even committing to resubscribe.