Eve Online, the massive space game that’s been host to the biggest and costliest battles in videogame history, is now available on the Epic Games Store. Along with expanding to the Epic store, Eve has also gotten a revamp to its new player experience, and developer CCP is running a celebratory limited-time event to mark the occasion.
When you start a new character in Eve Online now, you’ll meet a new corporation called the Association for Interdisciplinary Research. The new AIR training program takes rookie capsuleers through the basics of Eve Online, and CCP says it’s “the result of careful introspection of previous iterations of Eve’s new player journey.”
This new introduction to Eve is much more narrative focused than past iterations of the MMORPG’s onboarding process have been, and CCP says it’s built this new ‘tutorial’ chapter in a way that will allow the studio to quickly make changes and add content in response to player feedback. The studio has also added new camera tools to make things look more cinematic and immersive, and the complex UI is revealed bit by bit as players make their way through the AIR storyline.