The Great Wall Falls?

In what could possibly be the scariest thing ever to come out of CGDC, we’re treated to the following news about EVE.

At CGDC 2010 (Game Developers Conference) held in Shanghai, China, Hilmar V. Petursson, CEO of CCP Games, disclosed a crazy plan that they would connect the Chinese server of EVE Online with its world server in the future to make all EVE Online players throughout the world gather together.

If by some chance you were unaware, there are actually two EVE Onlines. One that you’re probably playing, and a second in China which so far has been kept entirely separate from the the first EVE Online.

According to Hilmar Petursson, this plan will provide an opportunity for Chinese players and other players in the world to compete with each other in a same place and make them enjoy better gaming services.

At this point, I’ll break out a big bag of popcorn and start munching away.

Personally, I feel EVE has enough of its own issues currently that should be addressed first before anything like this is even entertained. ¬†You know, maybe the solution to curing lag isn’t to add 1.3 billion new potential customers.


Michael Lastucka

Also known as Winterblink in-game. Warp Drive Active's overlord.