– Today Tiamat has followed the Rhea release as EVE Online’s second feature bundle of 2015 –
Tiamat’s additions to the EVE universe focus on the evolving universe storyline, a new tactical destroyer, improvements to our new physically based rendering graphic system, and changes in corporation tools, projectile weapons and more.
Minmatar Svipul: The second tactical destroyer to leave the shipyards, the Svipul (pronunciation), brings dynamic transformations between defensive, propulsion and sharpshooter modes to match a constantly shifting space battlefield.
Corporation Tools: Player corporations receive essential management tools to help them better organize and attract new members, and can now decide whether “friendly fire” will be policed by CONCORD authorities.
Projectile Weapon Rebalancing: The quality and diversity of projectile weapons and ammunition has been improved with adjustments to small artillery and autocannons in particular.
Audio and Effects: A large audio engine update brings improved performance, atmospheric sounds for pirate factions, and more visceral turret sound-effects.
Visuals: EVE’s new physically based rendering system provides enhanced indirect lighting during warp, reflected light from nearby planets, updated structures and more.
And, importantly, Tiamat also includes mysterious newcomers to New Eden (pictured) — and other things you have to be in space to discover.
Take care, though: They wield some of the most deadly weapons that aren’t fitted to a Titan-class ship.
Last year, after delivering over 20 expansions in eleven years, the EVE Online development team switched to an aggressive 5-6 week release cadence that has brought more features more frequently to our notorious and loyal assemblage of internet spaceship pilots.
The next EVE Online release, Scylla, is due out 24 March. In other EVE universe news, the next episode of “o7: The EVE Online Show” will discuss Tiamat, EVE community happenings, and future plans. It will air live on http://Twitch.tv/ccp on Thursday 26 February at 20:00 UTC (aka “EVE time”).
Media assets for EVE Online and Tiamat can be found here.
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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.