EVE Echoes is now available to download in a number of regions following successful Alpha testing.
Set in an alternative universe to EVE Online, Echoes can be played on Android and iOS devices.
And the good news is that a lot of fans of the space sim will now be able to download and play.
The downside is that while EVE Echoes can be found on the Google and Apple App Stores in many countries, it doesn’t appear that the UK is one of them.
EVE Echoes is currently in open beta, meaning that this isn’t the finished product. And that also means that more gamers will get access to it in the future.
That also means that there might be server queues today (December 2) following the launch of the open beta.
A message from the EVE devs explains: “NetEase Games and CCP Games have today launched the Open Beta for EVE Echoes, following successful completion of the upcoming game’s Alpha test earlier this year.
“EVE Echoes’ Open Beta is now available on both iOS and Android to players in Australia, USA, Canada, Russia, Europe, South Korea and New Zealand.
“Developed by NetEase Games in conjunction with CCP Games, EVE Echoes is a brand-new sci-fi MMO game set in an alternate universe of New Eden that brings the authentic EVE Online experience to mobile devices.
“In addition to retaining EVE’s signature gameplay mechanics, EVE Echoes also includes basic tutorials for new players to advance and enhance their space-faring experience.
“EVE Echoes’ Open Beta offers a more optimized feature-set for players to utilize in their adventures across the vast, deep and beautiful cosmos of New Eden.”
For those wondering about the gameplay included, this appears to be the closest we’re going to get to an EVE Online Mobile port.
While providing a more casual experience as the PC version, EVE Echoes still offers a core experience that most fans will recognise.
For existing EVE Echoes players, today has seen a big update released which further expands the overall experience.
Patch notes and all the big changes from today’s EVE Echoes beta launch can be found below:
Expanded game content: Ships, Modules & Drones
EVE Echoes is dedicating to bringing the enormous universe of EVE to mobile devices and the Open Beta introduces more advanced ships and new modules to the game. Furthermore, the most hotly anticipated weapon system, Drones, has come to EVE Echoes in a new form!
New gameplay types now available
In order to meet the increasing demand for in-game business dealings, a new trading platform – “Interstellar Trading Center (ITC)” – has been opened up. In addition, a new mission type – Storyline Missions – has been added to Encounters. All players joining EVE Echoes’ Open Beta will have access to these unique features.
New Player Tutorial for rookie pilots
The Open Beta sees the introduction of the new player tutorial. With this detailed tutorial guide, all novice pilots can learn how to survive and thrive in New Eden.
Adjustments, improvements & optimisation
Additional adjustments are being brought in the Open Beta: the ship fitting slots are now divided into three new types to make them more distinct, plus the skill training and leveling up systems have been revised as well. The EVE Echoes team will continue game optimization throughout the Open Beta to improve the overall gameplay experience
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