The EVE Online Rubicon expansion will increase player control over the game's universe while also introducing new ships, support structures and giving players the ability to tax resource flows.
Yesterday, CCP unveiled Rubicon, the next big expansion to its popular and long running MMO EVE Online. Releasing November 19th Rubicon, is being geared toward granting players more freedom and giving them new opportunities to branch out and build themselves up as centers of power in the war-ridden universe of New Eden. Now, CCP has offered more details on what exactly the expansion will entail.
In EVE, a universe of unbounded opportunity awaits new capsuleers, whether they lust after wealth, crave the fight or simply yearn for adventure among the stars. The venerable and ever-updated science-fiction MMO lets you create a spaceship pilot, mine the stars, engage in corporate warfare, and live in one of the deepest MMO communities available.
"Imagine capsuleer corporations, rising in power and capabilities, flying their own colors and using their might to build up whole areas of space," said senior producer Andie Nordgren. "Imagine disrupting what someone else built up, through cunning or force. Imagine profiting from the interstellar-scale industry generated as capsuleers take control of new powerful technologies." According to Nordgren, the Rubicon expansion represents "a long term plan to deliver on what we imagine for EVE Online and New Eden."
A plan that will include new options such as users being able to deploy temporary, player-owned structures to support their operations. Players will also have the ability to "tax the flow of resources harvested from planets in high security space." Rubicon will also see the implementation of new ships from the Sisters of EVE faction in addition to a re-balancing of several of the game's ship classes. CCP also intends to add install supports to help make guerrilla warfare a more viable option for smaller forces hoping to make their mark. The game will furthermore be adding a guide to help new and experienced players alike plan their ships and skills for greater success. These features may just be the tip of the iceberg as CCP has promised that there's "more to be revealed in the coming weeks."
Source: EVE Online