EVE Online’s Carnyx Release Begins the “Summer of Sovereignty”

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    EVE Online’s Carnyx Release Begins the “Summer of Sovereignty”


    Today Carnyx was deployed as the first half of EVE Online’s “Summer of Sov.” In June and July, EVE’s stars will alight with glorious spaceship explosions thanks to dramatic improvements in the way player alliances capture, hold, and defend space in EVE. Next month’s Aegis release will complete the overhaul of EVE’s Sovereignty design, the system with which alliances, ranging in size from hundreds to tens of thousands of players, battle over the riches of the vast, lawless nullsec regions surrounding the core of New Eden’s Empire space.


    Carnyx begins the Sov rush with new modules and gameplay for the theatre of war. Massive player empires have fortified themselves in strategic solar systems in anticipation of changes that encourage active use of space through an occupancy-based defense multiplier. The new Sovereignty brings opportunities for those wishing to get into nullsec and offers plenty of mayhem for small gangs to skirmish with their enemies. Carnyx’s changes will ease players into the new capture mechanics by first affecting station services. Come Aegis, all Sovereignty structures will be under the sway of those willing and able to use an Entosis Link on capture objectives and wrest control away from foes.

    Carnyx isn’t all about Sovereignty though.  Other changes released today include:

    • Physically Based Rendering: A complete reworking and repacking of all ship texture maps into a new system that works with new shaders. The result: EVE’s gorgeous spaceships become even more gorgeous.
    • Caldari Jackdaw Tactical Destroyer: The third tactical destroyer to leave the shipyard, the Jackdaw is as malleable and powerful as its rivals, dynamically switching between defensive, propulsion and sharpshooter modes.
    • New Burner Missions: The infamous Angel Cartel crime syndicate brings fresh cruiser-level challenges.
    • Redone Overview Icons: Brackets and overview indicators are more intuitive and uniform.
    • New SKINs: The powerful Marauders and the intrepid Sisters of EVE ships get new patterns for their hulls.



    In addition to dozens of other changes mentioned in the patch notes, Carnyx also includes several surprises from the deadly, wormhole-based Sleepers and the proliferating, mysterious Drifters that players will have to discover on their own.

    To learn more about how Carnyx fits into the massive universe of EVE Online, visit the EVE Updates page and recent developer blogs.

    Read more about the Summer of Sov plans here and about the newly announced Citadels here. The next EVE Online release, Aegis, is due out in July.

    In other EVE universe news, the next episode of “o7: The EVE Online Show” will discuss Carnyx and Aegis, EVE community happenings, and future plans. It will air live on http://Twitch.tv/ccp on Thursday 11 June at 20:00 UTC (aka “EVE time”).

    Media assets for EVE Online and Carnyx can be found here. Media inquiries should be sent to ccp@cosmocover.com

    A free 30-day trial of EVE is available at http://trial.eveonline.com.

    About EVE Online®
    Celebrating its eleventh year, EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a captivating science-fiction game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory and adventure in a single universe. EVE players build and command a wide variety of starships and traverse vast solar systems interconnected by a sophisticated player-driven economy, forging their own destinies in the meaningful context of other players vying to do the same. Learn more and play the free trial at www.eveonline.com.

    About CCP
    CCP is a leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented eleventh consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe.  Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com


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