NetEase Games and CCP Games are proud to announce that a Closed Alpha will take place this month for EVE Echoes, a new flagship mobile sci-fi MMO set in a parallel universe of New Eden.
The EVE Echoes Closed Alpha will go live on Monday 26th August and run for four weeks ending Friday 20th September. To participate in the Closed Alpha, players can register their interest at www.eveechoes.com. Applicants who meet the technical requirements will be notified by email prior to the commencement of the Closed Alpha.
To mark the announcement, CCP and NetEase have released this cinematic teaser trailer for the game:
EVE Echoes is a next-gen mobile MMO game based upon hallmark EVE Onlinedesign principles, coming to iOS and Android. In EVE Echoes, players will be able to forge their own path to glory within a massive sandbox environment and forge alliances with other pilots from across the galaxy to shape the game’s persistent universe.
Players will be free to engage in interstellar combat, resource collection, industrial manufacturing, trade, exploration as well as many other activities across thousands of planetary systems. Whether it is an empire’s rise and fall, or the change in the balance of power, the entire history of EVE Echoes will be written by its players.
The game will utilise NetEase Games’ proprietary graphics engine, NeoX, in combination with CCP’s game design to realise stunning starry skies, boundless star-fields, majestic planets and unpredictable asteroid belts at unprecedented graphical detail on mobile devices.
“CCP Games is a pioneer in space MMOs, and will make its mark on the industry even further by expanding the EVE experience to mobile with EVE Echoes,” said Ethan Wang, Vice President of NetEase, Inc. “Combining CCP’s leadership in game design with our NeoX game engine and leadership in game publishing will result in a new kind of interstellar space exploration for mobile gamers like never before.”
“EVE Echoes represents the next revolutionary step in mobile MMO gaming, bringing the mind-boggling scale and sophistication of our legendary PC-based virtual world to the palm of your hand,” said Hilmar V. Pétursson, CEO of CCP Games. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with NetEase, one of the world’s leaders in mobile gaming, on bringing an authentic EVE experience designed from the ground up for mobile to new audiences across the globe.”
The EVE Echoes Closed Alpha will be available for selected Australian, New Zealand and Nordic iOS users with iPhone 6S or above, or Android users with a Samsung Note8, Note9, S8, S9, Huawei P30 or Google Pixel 2.