CCP has recently announced that it is working on a brand new first person shooter, and what’s really interesting about this new title is that it is going to be powered by Unreal Engine 4. Moreover, the game is set in the EVE: Online and DUST 54 universe, and while we don’t know much about it right now, we’ll likely receive more details regarding its main features during the EVE Fanfest event that’s set to take place on April 21 this year. Back in 2014, CCP has revealed its Project Legion concept, and it looks like this upcoming FPS is likely to represent an evolution of this concept. A CCP Community Manager has stated the following on the company’s official forum:
“CCP’s development team in Shanghai has been working on a prototype for a first-person shooter for PC with the goal of building a great FPS set in our sci-fi universe of New Eden (the universe in which EVE Online, DUST 514, EVE: Valkyrie, and Gunjack are set). Their experience is being utilized to build a new game from scratch using Unreal Engine 4 while harnessing all our learnings from DUST 514.
This new project is still in an early phase of production, and we feel like we’re on the right track and plan to give an update at EVE Fanfest on April 21st as a part of the free livestream of the event. Since this new game will be different from DUST 514 (although keeping many of its great parts), we will provide tiered recognition rewards to our loyal DUST customers, details to be announced.”
I’ve been looking forward to a new CCP-made first-person shooter for quite some time now, and since this one is actually going to be available on the PC platform as well, I actually have high hopes for this upcoming title. How about you?