Eve Online will be Free-to-Play starting this November in a system similar to how World of Warcraft works for free players.
Players will be able to join the EVE Universe with some limitations, restrictions on training and available ships will allow you to play EVE Online as much as you want and if you want to go further, you can subscribe and continue your journey.
If you are a subscriber and your subscription ends, you can continue to play. However, if you have trained beyond the Alpha Stages those abilities will not be accessible in game.
The arrival of Clone States means that existing subscribers will become “Omega clones” while free players will be known as “Alpha clones”
- Omega clones will be familiar to all our current players, and will operate just like a subscribed character does today.
- Alpha clones will be accessible for free, without subscription, and will be capable of training an assigned set of skills themed to a character’s race.
Check out the Dev Blog on the official website.
Part of our vision for the future of Eve has included more open access for some time, but with the interconnected nature of the game comes vulnerability.
We knew that if the floodgates were opened in the wrong way, we could see anything from server meltdowns to the collapse of the Eve economy. Over time, our hardware has improved, code has been untangled (mostly!) and we’ve found a design we believe in. Eve is ready for this.
Eve Online is available for Mac and PC, a subscription is $9.99 per month when paid month to month and becomes cheaper if you pay upfront.