Today, CCP Games released Gateway, the third Quadrant of 2021 for the spacefaring MMO, EVE Online. Quadrant 3: Gateway introduces the first installment of EVE Online’s revamped new player experience and skill training. CCP Games has also announced that it is launching EVE Online on the Epic Games Store on September 23, bringing its flagship game to more players.
Gateway focuses on a series of themed activities welcoming new and returning players to EVE Online. To celebrate the Quadrant’s launch, CCP has released this trailer: Gateway Trailer
EVE Online’s revamped onboarding experience is a rich, emotionally-driven narrative available for players arriving in-game for the first time. It introduces players to a fresh cast of characters that teach the essential features and controls, including how to pilot a ship, survive a firefight, make money, and more. After completing the training program, players will have a solid understanding of how to thrive amongst the stars.
“It is the best time in EVE’s 18-year history for pilots to fly into New Eden,” said Bergur Finnbogason, EVE Online’s Creative Director. “The heart of EVE Online has always been its players.
For Quadrant 3 we are opening up the Gateway for new Capsuleers into EVE Online, starting with the new player experience. I’m excited to see how these new pilots will shape the game for years to come!” In addition, Quadrant 3: Gateway will add new content and balance updates, such as changes to resource distribution that signal the start of greater updates to the scarcity of resources in New Eden. Players can expect to see further resource distribution changes in the fourth Quadrant of 2021, which kicks off November 2021. To learn more about Quadrant 3: Gateway, head over to this blog post here.
As part of the revamped skill system, Gateway also introduces customizable skill plans to EVE Online. Created with character development in mind, skill plans allow players to build, and share, a list of skills without purchasing or injecting them first. The streamlined system provides players with a better understanding of how skills function and help achieve aspirational goals. More information on skill plans can be found in the blog here.
“There are many ways to learn and grow in EVE now, whether it’s the training program, skill plans, or EVE Academy,” said Merkelchen, a member of the CSM 16, EVE’s democratically elected council of player representatives. “The veteran community is excited about this and there is truly no time like the present to jump into EVE, no matter how familiar you are with it.”
A whole new generation of players will soon be warping into New Eden when EVE Online comes to the Epic Games Store on September 23. This launch will make EVE Online the premier MMO on the platform.