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EVE Online: Forever

With the Fanfest 2011 behind us, we (the EVE community that is) have learned a few new things about the future of our favourite MMO (or MMOs, because EVE is going to be closely tied to DUST 514).

First off - there will be walking in stations. Not just Captain Quarters (coming in EVE: Incarna this summer, which I have described in this post). A whole lot of new features is coming, involving your persona rather than your spaceship: ability to freely move around stations and to interact with other players. You will also see the space outside the station. Don't believe me? You don't have to (seeing is believing so click the picture for YouTube movie):

EVE: A Future Vision

EVE: A Future Vision

The graphic assets are going to be upgraded as well - CCP has shown new animated turret models, which are normally closed inside the ships hull and are only deployed if a target is locked. Of course all intermediate states are animated (deploy turret, track target, switch to different target, hide turret). Current set of animations surely could get an upgrade, because there is no animations at all right now: turrets pop into tracking mode or pop back into standby mode, which is neither eye-pleasing, nor immersive.

EVE Online: New turret models and animations

EVE Online: New turret models and animations

Another graphic change are the new nebulaes in space (some of which are eight years old and look rather low detailed). The new ones look very immersive, just as if they were some fine pictures taken by the Hubble space telescope. CCP has published a video on YouTube, so you can see the coming eyecandy already:

EVE Online: New nebulaes

EVE Online: New nebulaes

WALLPAPER: If you liked the image above, and would like to set it as wallpaper, you can get Full-HD sized image here.

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