Reykjavik, Iceland - June 23, 2011 - CCP, one of the world's leading independent game developers, has released EVE: Online Incarna 1.0, the 14th free expansion for EVE Online. The first steps of avatar-based gameplay mark a milestone long sought after by EVE players and fans alike by adding stunning 3D avatars to the sci-fi virtual universe.
Incarna 1.0 brings captain's quarters to space stations throughout the sixty-six regions of space. They are pilots' information hubs, their seats of power and their quiet sanctuaries. A short walk from the ship hangar brings a wealth of information via a new UI interface centered around a large holoscreen. Importantly, Incarna deepens the EVE experience and offers a true sense of immersion for those who build their reputation, which often equates to success, on their characters' identities.
Our new player experience has also undergone remodeling. Now it is easier than ever to begin the boundless life of an EVE pilot in a universe of possibilities with freshened tutorials and voice prompts. An agent finder provides ease of access to employment opportunities and the Noble Exchange offers another avenue to flaunt accumulated wealth with fashion goods sold throughout the universe. There's also a revamped corporation finder tool to better help pilots match up with established groups who share their goals, a vital part of EVE's foundation. Finally, Incarna delivers major technical milestones for EVE as well, with the addition of the CarbonIO technology that unlocked an 8% average gain for cluster CPU speeds.
"Incarna opens up a new layer of depth and immersion for the pilots of New Eden to explore," says Senior Producer Arnar Gylfason. "With this latest addition to EVE we are one step closer to doing justice to visualizing the world our players have built over the years."
Incarna 1.0 will be followed in the coming months with more additions as avatar gameplay evolves into an inseparable part of EVE's sci-fi space and many of EVE's themes of choice, collaboration and treachery infiltrate the stations themselves.
The feature list can be found at the Incarna feature site here: www.eveonline.com/incarna
As always, EVE Online is free to play for 14 days at play.eveonline.com
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