EVE Online goes mobile with Project Aurora

The space exploration MMO EVE Online has been around since 2003 and grown significantly since then to feature huge in-game space battles, complex economies, and ongoing wars between numerous player factions. It's probably one of the last games you'd expect to come to smartphones, but that's exactly what developer CCP Games has announced with the upcoming spinoff Project Aurora.

As the first mobile entry for the EVE Online franchise, Project Aurora won't be directly connected to the PC MMO, but it will share the same universe, similar to non-mobile spinoffs Dust 514 and EVE Valkyrie. "For years and years we have wanted to bring the EVE universe to mobile devices in a way that is tailored to the platform and EVE fans," said CCP Games' CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson in a statement.

Project Aurora is being developed by mobile game studio PlayRaven, will be released on iOS and Android sometime in 2018 as a free-to-play title. The game's official description reads: "In Project Aurora, players must work together to dominate the center of the galaxy, and become the most powerful corporation in the universe. Project Aurora will be a massively multiplayer​ ​mobile​ ​universe,​ ​filled​ ​with​ ​epic​ ​player​ ​stories."

A handful of screenshots is our only look at the game so far, but it does have a strong resemblance to EVE Online. Assuming it can meet its promise of offering a multiplayer universe and player-created stories, Project Aurora looks like it will easily attract the long-term EVE players.

SOURCE PlayRaven