CCP Games are the geniuses behind 19-year-strong operatic space MMO EVE Online. App gamers should be well acquainted with the well-executed mobile spinoff EVE Echoes. But following a teaser at this year’s EVE Fanfest in Reykjavik, it looks like there’s a new app game in the works to get excited about.
The new game, currently going only by Project M5 has so far only been teased. Technically speaking, the game is at pre-announcement stage, but with a reporter on the ground in Reykjavik we at least have a few details, and boy have they got us interested.
What is Project M5, the New EVE Online App Game?
CCP Games has three studios, one in Shanghai, one in London, and one in Reykjavik. Project M5 is being wholly developed by CCP’s Shanghai office. The game is currently in early development pre-production although it seems the Shanghai office knows how to work at pace – player tests will be conducted later in the year with a launch date before the end of 2022.
Yes, Project M5 will be set in the EVE Online universe of New Eden. A move that immediately introduces it to one of the most dedicated gaming communities around. It will be a free-to-play 4X mobile strategy game wherein players must cooperate to battle opponents for interstellar supremacy.
Many of the elements of EVE Online will be used in Project M5, from the teamwork, combat, and territorial control, right up to the deep-seated importance of politics in a fragmented and complex universe. However, with EVE Echoes already filling the void of an EVE Online adjacent app game, it’s safe to say that Project M5 will be taking a different route. Their aim is to reinvent the IP for a true mobile strategy experience set in New Eden.
That’s about all the information that’s been released so far on Project M5 but for further clues about the gameplay, study the concept art above carefully.
Also teased during the keynote speech was CCP London’s new FPS game set in New Eden, a multiplayer tactical shooter with exciting looking visuals. Though its platforms are yet to be announced, if the key art is anything to go by, this could be a game to watch.
We’ll get back to you as soon as we have an update on either title.
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