EVE Vanguard Unveils Solstice Event Results and Roadmap for ‘Solstice Era’

CCP Games releases key statistics from the EVE Vanguard: Solstice live event, introduces the H2 2024 ‘Solstice Era’ Roadmap, and shares a vision for the future of EVE Vanguard.

REYKJAVÍK, Iceland – July 8, 2024 – CCP Games is excited to share the following updates for EVE Vanguard as it transitions from the ‘First Strike’ era of H1 2024 to the ‘Solstice’ era of H2 2024:

  1. “Future Vision” Video: The latest entry in the ‘In Focus’ video series, detailing the development team’s vision for EVE Vanguard in the ‘Solstice’ era and beyond, including plans to deepen the gameplay loop with more content that strengthens the connection between EVE Online and EVE Vanguard.
  2. H2 2024 ‘Solstice Era’ Roadmap: An outline of major updates and events planned for EVE Vanguard from July through December 2024, including regular dev diaries & AMAs, a transition to a more focused testing and development approach with private playtests through the Founders’ Program, and a major feature update to the game in November.
  3. ‘Solstice’ Event Infographic: A visual representation of key statistics and player achievements from the recent ‘Solstice’ live event, marking the end of the ‘First Strike’ era.
  4. EVE Directors’ Letter: An open letter from EVE’s Game Director to the community, discussing the path ahead for EVE Online and the evolving EVE Vanguard experience throughout the ‘Solstice’ era.

The ‘Solstice’ era roadmap showcases how EVE Vanguard’s evolution will continue, including expanded gameplay elements, enhanced player agency, and deeper integration with the EVE Online universe. Private Founders’ Playtests, part of the game’s gated pre-alpha development phase, will be conducted through to the end of the year.

A major update is planned for November 2024, which will introduce new features such as stronger economic links to EVE Online, a strategic deployment map featuring diverse planetary environments, engagement with multiple factions, weapon chipset crafting, and more emergent activities.

Following this update, plans are in place to launch EVE Vanguard into Steam Early Access, with the exact timing to be announced at a later date. In the interim, interested players can add EVE Vanguard to their wishlist on Steam.

These additions and future plans aim to create a more immersive and interconnected experience between EVE Vanguard and the broader EVE Universe, furthering the game’s evolution and accessibility.


About EVE Vanguard®

EVE Vanguard is an immersive online sandbox FPS set in the epic sci-fi universe of EVE Online, 21,000 years in the far future. Technologically immortal warclones descend onto planets to complete hazardous contracts in dangerous combat zones, mastering adaptive weaponry and overcoming emergent threats to leave their mark in the greater war taking place among the stars of New Eden. Currently in early development, players can access EVE Vanguard and deploy to the battleground directly from the EVE launcher on PC.

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About EVE Online®

EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a compelling, community-driven sci-fi MMO game where players can build and pilot a wide variety of spaceships, traverse vast solar systems for free and choose their own path from countless options, experiencing space exploration, immense PvP and PvE battles, mining, industry and a sophisticated player economy in an ever-expanding sandbox. EVE is a captivating game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory, and adventure, forging their own destinies in a single thriving universe.

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About CCP Games

CCP is a leading independently operated game developer that has been praised for its artistry, technology and game design that facilitates emergent behavior, empowering players with compelling means of self-expression. Founded in 1997 on the principle of pushing the envelope and breaking new ground on all levels, CCP is on a mission to create virtual worlds more meaningful than real life. With the launch of EVE Online in May 2003, CCP established itself as a pioneer of cutting-edge massively multiplayer games, winning numerous awards and receiving critical acclaim worldwide. CCP is headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, and has additional studios in London and Shanghai.

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