Genre: Action - MMORPG
Release date: May 2003
Published by: SSI
Developed by: CCP
Game play: MMO
- OS: Windows XP/Vista
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or Athlon 64 x2
- RAM: 2 GB
- Hard Drive: 6 GB
- Video Card: FeForce 8800 GTS or Radeon X1950 XTX
- Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi SoundCard
- Direct X: DX9.0c
EVE Online is a player-driven persistent-world MMORPG game set in a science fiction space setting. Players pilot a wide array of customizable ships through a universe comprising over five thousand solar systems. Most solar systems are connected to one or more other solar systems by means of jump gates. The solar systems can contain several entities including but not limited to: moons, planets, stations, asteroid belts and complexes.
The fictional background story of EVE Online explains that long ago, humankind, having used up most of Earth's resources, began colonizing the rest of the Milky Way. Eventually, humans expanded to most of the galaxy. Resources became contested and war broke out. A natural wormhole was discovered, providing a link to another galaxy. Because the wormhole was known to be unstable, construction began on the EVE Gate, an artificial wormhole generator that would link the galaxies after the natural one closed. Dozens of colonies were seeded in the unexplored galaxy 'New Eden' at the other end of the wormhole. Unfortunately, when the natural wormhole eventually collapsed, it destroyed both itself and the EVE Gate. Cut off from Earth and its much-needed supplies, New Eden's colonists starved in the millions. Only five known colonies managed to return to prominence, eventually rebuilding society together. These colonies make up the five major empires in EVE: the Amarr Empire, the Gallente Federation, the Minmatar Republic, the Caldari State and the Jove Empire. Players may choose from four of these races (Amarr, Gallente, Caldari, Minmatar) when creating a new character. The fifth race (Jove) is currently not playable, though CCP have said they intend to use the race within the EVE storyline.