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EVE Online: Red Moon Rising Launches

New Upgrade to EVE Online a Smashing Success

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND - December 16, 2005 - CCP Games, an independent developer and publisher of massively multiplayer online games, announced today the triumphant launch of "EVE Online®: Red Moon Rising", a new content upgrade to its highly successful and fast-growing Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) "EVE Online®: Exodus".

"We are delighted with how smoothly this update went through" said Magnus Bergsson, CMO of CCP Games. "EVE Online has become the most massive and dynamic playground on the market today with over 100,000 active players all on the same server, so updating such an enormous game universe is no small feat."

In EVE Online®: Red Moon Rising, the empires are marching towards the brink of full scale war as the tentative peace presiding over the galaxy continues to slip away. Nations begin to conspire against one another, secretly preparing for the inevitable conflict that threatens to redefine the borderlines of EVE forever.

"Red Moon Rising is a massive content addition to a universe that grows larger and larger each day," said Nathan Richardsson, Lead Producer for EVE Online. "No other expansion that we've released thus far has been executed while hosting such a large number of subscribers, and we're thrilled to see this trend continue for future expansions as well."

Some of the key features of this upgrade are:

  • Titans: The largest, most fearsome space faring battle vessels ever created
  • Carriers: Front line capital ships providing fighter coverage and support for fleets
  • Bloodlines: The addition of Asian bloodlines available to each of the races
  • COSMOS Constellation Expansion: Addition of constellation missions to Gallente and Amarr territories
  • Fighters: The main offensive and defensive weapon of the Carrier
  • Starbases and sovereignty: Additions of roles to improve control access of services and improved calculations of player-determined Sovereignty
  • Titans: The largest, most fearsome space faring battle vessels ever created
  • Carriers: Front line capital ships providing fighter coverage and support for fleets
  • New Bloodlines: Asian bloodlines will be made available to each of the races
  • COSMOS Expansion: Constellation missions will be added to Gallente and Amarrian territories
  • Fighters: The main offensive and defensive weapon of the carrier
  • Starbases and Sovereignty: Roles to improve control access of services and improved calculations of player-determined sovereignty
  • Next-Generation Manufacturing & Research Facilities: Addition of mass-manufacturing and remote industry management capabilities
  • Performance Optimizations: Major optimizations to core systems designed to enhance game performance at all levels
  • Mining Industry Upgrade: Powerful new equipment, ships and skills for miners
  • Combat Enhancements: Varied improvements to combat, enhanced defenses and configuration overhauls
  • Jettisoned Canister Flagging: Marking players who steal from jettisoned containers as thieves
  • Drone Enhancements: New drone capabilities and improved performance
  • An Eye for an Eye: CONCORD will allow lawful retribution for the unlawful destruction of your ship
  • Tech II: 23 new ships, including destroyers, battlecruisers and mining barges
  • New Corporate Logos: Corporations have more options to create their own identity
  • NPC Changes: New NPC's featuring elite ships with advanced capabilities such as cap draining
  • UI Improvements: Numerous changes to enhance user's client management
  • Full Unicode Client: The EVE client now supports any language in the universe

About CCP

CCP Games is a privately held company that specializes in the creation, development, and distribution of massively multiplayer online games (MMPOG). Founded in 1997, CCP is recognized internationally as a pioneer in the single-server persistent universe concept of the MMPOG genre. CCP Games is headquartered in Reykjavík, Iceland.

About EVE Online

Set tens of thousands of years in the future, EVE is a breathtaking journey to the stars, to an immersive experience filled with adventure, riches, danger, and glory. Supported by a vast player-run economy, EVE offers professions to choose ranging from commodities trader to mercenary; industrial entrepreneur to pirate; mining engineer to battle fleet commander; or any combination of these and much more. Your greatest asset is the starship, designed to accommodate your specific needs, skills, and ambitions. Complementing its lethal arsenal are thousands of modules and components, allowing for countless customizations. From brokering business deals to waging war, you will have access to a diverse array of sophisticated tools and interfaces to forge your own destiny in EVE.

New Screenshots

Screenshots for Red Moon Rising can be found at: http://www.eve-online.com/community/pr/presskit.zip

Contact:

CCP

Magnus Bergsson (CMO)

354-511-4986

magnus@ccpgames.com

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