CCP games have announced a new PC game set in the EVE Online Universe. This newest title will be a free to play FPS and is currently known as Project Legion. The announcement came at EVE Fanfest 2014, an annual festival which is held in CCP’s home city of Reykjavik.
Project Legion is said to be very similar to the Icelandic developer’s other free to play FPS, Dust 514. This PS3 exclusive fell far short of it’s potential and CCP has said that their next shooter will be far better. In an interview with Polygon, VP of Product development Sean Decker said that ”At the end of the day we want to take the things we’ve learned from Dust, and yes it’s in the same IP, same place and all the rest of it, but we want to do some fundamentally different things with it that we feel we missed out on and that we didn’t do right”.
He went on to state that Project Legion is very early in development and that it would only ever see a full release if the team were able to generate a positive fan reaction. “Put it out in front of them, see if they like it. EVE Valkyrie (CCP’s Occulus Rift title) was a perfect example of that. Legion will or will not be an example of that, we’ll see, and if Legion does well, great, we’ll continue to invest in it. If it doesn’t, we’ll open up some beers, have some fun and say, “‘Ok, that was fun, let’s do something different now and go again.‘” So far the fan reaction has been largely negative, especially from the current players of Dust 514 who feel that CCP has abandoned them for this new title.
As well as Project Legion, CCP also showed a CGI trailer for something called EVE Forever. Whether this is a game or something else is currently unclear but the trailer suggests that it will tie all EVE Universe games together in some fashion.