EVE Online’s new expansion is Into the Abyss, adding new unexplored space and conflict with the Triglavians.
Revealed today at EVE Fanfest in Iceland, Into the Abyss adds Abyssal Deadspace to EVE Online, tasking players to explore new territory that becomes increasingly hostile the more they explore.
Players will be able to enter Abyssal Deadspace from almost anywhere in New Eden. Once there the player explores, survive increasingly dangerous environmental attacks and engage in hardcore conflict with NPC enemies the Triglavian Collective.
Abyssal Deadspace is a single-player PvE experience only, essentially instance dungeons in space for EVE Online.
Developer CCP is promising that this new gameplay will be just as unfamiliar to veterans of the space MMO as new players, with the reward for surviving in Abyssal Deadspace high value cargo – Mutaplasmid modules.
Mutaplasmids can be combined with existing modules to turn them into Abyssal modules, which can either increase their power or break them beyond repair, according to CCP.
Into the Abyss arrives for EVE Online May 29, as it celebrates its 15th year anniversary.
“At CCP, our mission is to build together with our players a true virtual world, with real relationships and real emotions and consequently, real stories,” said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CCP’s CEO.
“With EVE Online remaining strong and vibrant after 15 years, we have made great strides towards realizing that ambition. Nevertheless, I truly feel that our best work is ahead of us and that EVE’s amazing single-shard sandbox design will continue to dazzle, amaze and eventually outlive us all.”