CCP Games, the developer of the popular sci-fi spacefaring MMO game EVE Online, is gearing up to celebrate the game’s historic 20th anniversary with EVE Fanfest 2023. To mark the occasion, the company has released a documentary titled “Belonging: An EVE Fanfest Documentary,” which delves into the power of community and the impact of the annual Fanfest event on the game itself. The documentary, produced by The Escapist and filmed during Fanfest 2022, provides an intimate look at the dedicated and passionate fanbase that drives EVE Online.
The documentary is the first of two planned releases, with the second documentary, “The Making of EVE Online,” set to premiere at Fanfest 2023. This second documentary aims to showcase the evolution of the renowned MMO over the past two decades. Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, the CEO of CCP Games, expressed his excitement about the upcoming Fanfest, calling it the largest and most symbolic community gathering in the company’s history. He emphasized the unique experience that Fanfest offers, where in-game alliances are formed or broken, and lifelong friendships are forged or renewed.
Fanfest 2023 will feature the debut performance of CCP’s in-house band, Crowd Kon7rol, adding a musical element to the event. With over 1,000 attendees confirmed, this year’s Fanfest will be an epic celebration of EVE Online’s 20-year legacy. The event will host a lineup of VIP speakers, including astrophysicist Mark McCaughrean, author Andrew Groen of “Empires of EVE,” and NASA JPL’s Charles “Space Pope” White. Tickets for Fanfest 2023 are still available for purchase on Eventbrite at a price of $295 USD. Further details about the event can be found on the official EVE Online website.
In honor of EVE Online’s two decades of continuous operation, CCP Games has partnered with publisher Limited Run to create a special “20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition.” This limited edition boxed set will celebrate the game’s history, legacy, and community. Fans can now visit the official countdown page to wishlist the collector’s edition before pre-orders open on July 7, 2023.
For more information about the various celebratory events happening throughout the year, both in and outside the EVE Online universe, interested individuals can visit EVE News. EVE Online is available for free download on PC and Mac platforms through the official website. A press kit with additional information can be found on the provided link.
EVE Online is known for its captivating and community-driven gameplay. Players can build and pilot a wide range of spaceships, exploring vast solar systems and shaping their own destinies in an ever-expanding sandbox. The game offers a variety of activities, including space exploration, intense PvP and PvE battles, mining, industry, and a sophisticated player economy. With hundreds of thousands of players competing for riches, power, glory, and adventure, EVE Online has become a thriving universe unto itself.