CCP Games and NetEase Games have announced that a closed alpha will take place this month for their new mobile MMO EVE Echoes. The EVE Echoes alpha will go live on Monday, August 26th, and run for four weeks ending Friday, September 20th. To participate, players can register on the official EVE Echoes website. Applicants who meet the technical requirements will be notified by email prior to the alpha’s commencement.
EVE Echoes is a tech-pushing mobile MMO based on hallmark EVE Online design principles. In Echoes, players will be able to forge their own path to glory within a massive sandbox environment and form alliances with other players from across the galaxy to shape the game’s persistent universe. It will utilize NetEase Games’ proprietary graphics engine, NeoX, in combination with CCP’s game design to realize EVE’s trademark starry void and futuristic aesthetic.
The official release says the closed alpha, will be open to users with an iPhone 6S or better, Samsung Note8, Note9, S8, S9, Huawei P30 or Google Pixel 2. It doesn’t say newer versions of the Pixel and the Galaxy phones can’t run EVE Echoes, though. In addition, if you are in need of Cheap EVE Echoes ISK, you can visit our website z2u.com.
“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,” the official release says. No new gameplay was released with the announcement.
While it’s being done with the blessing and support of EVE Online’s CCP Games, it has been a cause for concern for some that most of the development is being handled by NetEase. A giant of the mobile gaming industry, NetEase owns and operates dozens of hugely-successful and widely-popular online games, but has also been accused of implementing pay-to-win mechanics in many of its titles.