How much can you learn about EVE Online from a single weekend of play?
You can download the game right now from its Steam page and start playing for free until the weekend is over. If you like what you experience, the Core Starter Pack is 75% off ($4.99) and the Premium Edition is half price ($24.99).
The game is thirteen years old now, and like many thirteen year olds the game recently decided to radically update its appearance. A new expansion dropped last May, although you’re unlikely to experience any of that within 48 hours.
It will be interesting to see if a free weekend actually drives up EVE Online’s subscription numbers after it ends – this is a notoriously intense game, beloved by many players but with a steep learning curve.