The first mistake I made when I sat down to speak with Andie ‘CCP Seagull’ Nordgren, the executive producer of EVE Online, was referring to the changes in the upcoming ‘Into the Abyss’ expansion as “single player”.
“There is no single player in EVE. There is no single player in EVE,” Nordgren corrected me. “You can play solo, but never single player. It’s an important distinction.”
Into The Abyss does so much that is unfamiliar in EVE, from intentionally abbreviated play sessions in isolated areas, to a narrative thrust that’s unlike the player-driven stories that have made the game infamous. We spoke to the creators and players alike to get their thoughts on the changes that are coming.