New Blackbird & Incursus models in Rhea

Hi fellow pilots of EVE! In this post I have gathered screenshots from Singularity which show new and revisited ship models coming in Rhea. If you haven’t read CCP Seagull’s feature dev blog yet, I really recommend you do it now.

The revisited models include Incursus (all variants, both special edition and Tech II) and Blackbird (including Rook and Falcon). Moreover, Onyx and Eagle have been given a tiny facelift to make them look different from the Tech I variant.

While I realy like the new Incursus and it’s Tech II versions (my favourite assault frigate, the Enyo), Blackbird and especially Falcon are IMHO overdone. There is so much antennas sticking out in all different places, that it looks like some kind of satellite instead of a spaceship. What I do like is the ramjet engine, which is opened when the ship goes to warp, giving the whole vessel a mantis-like look. This is of course my own opinion and I hope you guys will like it much more than I do 😉

All the screenshots have been taken on singularity in the new PBR rendering mode, which makes all the reflections and light distribution look way more natural. Amarr ships look especially gorgeous now!

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New Ishukone skin for Tech II ships

All ships will eventually receive the new “V3” shaders in EVE Online: Crucible (already mentioned it in my Crucible Status Update post). V3 shaders introduce higher resolution maps with slightly altered composition and additional faction/corp decals. Simply put, ships look more detailed and “more cool”.

This time the Singularity client update has brought a completely new skin for all Ishukone tech II ships, namely Eagle, Falcon, Buzzard and the Harpy. All said ships have received a golden-like look, similar to the famous Ishukone Watch Scorpion, and an Ishukone corporation badge:

PS. Vulture haven’t been redone yet (its shader actually looks like a Mordus Legion skin).