CCP's Venture Nova Goes Again to the Drawing Board (Once more)

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In October we attended EVE Vegas, an annual fan conference hosted by CCP Video games to have fun and focus on EVE On-line and the developer’s different EVE-set gaming initiatives. For this 12 months’s occasion, the massive new factor was the primary playable construct of the present model of Venture Nova, a first-person shooter set within the EVE universe and the religious successor to PS3’s DUST 514.

An alpha construct was deliberate to debut earlier than 12 months’s finish for gamers, and all EVE Vegas attendees have been assured entry. Like Venture Legion earlier than it, a prototype showcased years in the past at EVE Fanfest in Reykjavik, Iceland, Venture Nova is seemingly going again to drafting board

Associated: Venture Nova Formally Unveiled – A PvP and PvE Hardcore Shooter

The announcement got here this week from CCP Video games by way of electronic mail to these subscribed for Venture Nova information, and later posted by CCP on their official web site.

At CCP, one in every of our core rules is that we work to offer our gamers with glorious experiences. This mindset may be discovered inside each artistic workforce engaged on bringing your loved one digital worlds to life. Which means we preserve difficult ourselves each step of the best way by asking troublesome questions when going through robust selections – particularly when this precept may very well be compromised.

The event of Venture Nova is an instance of the place this basic perception has been constantly exercised and put into apply.

At EVE Vegas, we confirmed you the latest iteration of our imaginative and prescient to offer a fascinating and distinctive FPS expertise to counterpoint the EVE Universe. Our objective for this was at all times to strengthen the ‘One Universe // One Warfare’ gameplay and create a worthy religious successor to DUST 514 that has the potential to captivate not solely present Mercenaries and Capsuleers, but additionally to draw new adventurers into the ever-evolving world of New Eden.

Over the course of Venture Nova’s growth, we carried out numerous participant analysis periods with exterior companions, tirelessly playtested the sport internally and introduced neighborhood stalwarts in to assist us consider the challenge. Now, after taking all this analysis and suggestions into consideration, we see that the gameplay expertise in its present kind doesn’t dwell as much as our authentic imaginative and prescient and wouldn’t obtain our formidable targets for this challenge. Because of this, we is not going to be transferring ahead with the upcoming invite-only Alpha till additional discover.

We’re conscious that a lot of you’ve got been eagerly anticipating the second when you will get your palms on Venture Nova. Please settle for our heartfelt apologies for the frustration this can little doubt trigger. We hope you perceive that we have to take a step again and return to the drafting board, the place we’ll spend extra time determining how all this tough work can translate into one thing higher and extra significant for the EVE Universe. Remaining true to our imaginative and prescient of Venture Nova’s future in reference to EVE is crucial. That’s the solely manner we will proceed creating memorable experiences that make sure you – our ineffable gamers – are glad and make us proud as builders.

Venture Nova continues to evolve and we stay dedicated to delivering a high-quality team-based shooter expertise to EVE On-line followers, whereas exploring new and thrilling alternatives to combine the 2 video games. CCP is in no rush to launch Venture Nova till we’re glad it offers a rock-solid gameplay expertise and visuals to match.

The timing is very fascinating given CCP’s push to let gamers and media play the sport lately, though what was playable was very restricted. We included movies of our play periods for extra, and as you may inform from these, its’ visually spectacular however lacks AI or customization on this construct. We’re instructed from varied leads on Venture Nova that there are lots of extra weapons and subclasses, together with co-op and PvP modes that helps as much as 32 gamers in squads.

CCP Video games CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson tells us the inspiration and gameplay loop for Venture Nova was impressed by the success of Warframe and you’ll already see similarities within the design aesthetics. Now, we do not know to anticipate or when, or if the acquisition by Pearl Abyss earlier this 12 months altered the enterprise realities of the challenge. Within the meantime, CCP Video games is working a number of cell initiatives, EVE: Warfare of Ascension and EVE: Echoes – the previous of which (beforehand often known as Venture Aurora) equally went again to the drafting board for an additional go in 2019.

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