After 20 years of existing exclusively as an MMO game and unofficially as an Excel spreadsheet simulator, CCP Games is taking EVE Online to a whole new dimension by partnering with Titan Forge to create EVE Online: The Board Game.
The game will be available through the Kickstarter campaign later this year, with the demo being presented during the annual EVE Fanfest 2023. Right now, there is no information on how much the game will cost or what exactly it will include.
What we do know is that it will be a 4X game with Euro-game mechanics. This will be an interesting combo to see since 4X and Eurogames don’t usually go hand in hand. 4X games focus on building your civilization and fighting other players for dominance over the board, while Eurogames have little to no player conflict, definitely no player elimination, and avoid randomness like the plague. And you can find all of those elements and more in EVE Online on a regular basis.
EVE Online is famous for its massive scale and intricate gameplay. Players can engage in a wide range of activities, from trading to piracy, and this includes empire-building. Most of the game universe is controlled by player-owned corporations like The Imperium and Pandemic Horde (the two biggest corporations in the game).
The game’s mechanics are predominantly player-driven, encompassing everything from market activities to content creation. As a result, tales of colossal player-fought battles, daring heists, and elaborate scams have become commonplace in the EVE Online universe. CCP also mentioned that the player-driven stories and economy will be included in the board game as well.
As you can see, Titan Forge doesn’t have a small task ahead of itself, and we’re interested to see how they’ll go about doing it. If you are as interested as we are, go to their Kickstarter page and click that “Notify me” button. Until the game releases, keep your eyes on the D-scan and fly safely.