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Eve Online to ‘Refocus and Reprioritize’ in the Wake of Criticism

CCP, publisher of space faring MMO EVE Online has been under fire recently for the allocation of development resources to areas the player base considers less vital, in addition to the decline of development for the EVE in general. EVE’s subscription fees have apparently been paying for the development of CCP’s forthcoming MMO World of Darkness and MMOFPS Dust 514, resulting in less attention being spent on their current flagship product. Understandably, this has led to more than a few players feeling rather miffed.

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CrzyFooL2276d ago

CCP needs to get their shit together.

Vagrant2276d ago

At least they've acknowledged their player base. That's more than some companies are willing to do.

ATi_Elite2276d ago (Edited 2276d ago )

I gotta hand it to CCP...they regularly meet with the players council Rep and listen to their demands or complaints and CCP does make changes in accordance to those grievances.

But come on like Gamers didn't know CCP wasn't using that Subscription money to fund other projects.....that's business 101.

CCP is a small Dev team that doesn't have the Blizzard type of revenue to hire a gazillion people just yet.

I'm sure CCP is ALSO using their man power to get a Dust514 PC version ready........say what you want but it's coming......

No 360 gamers cause M$ won't play ball
PS3 Exclusive FPS not selling well and or maintaining healthy communities
CCP will expand Dust 514 to PC Gamers or suffer a total loss making Dust 514.

Batmau52276d ago

At least CCP are willing to admit things like this.

Hitman07692276d ago (Edited 2276d ago )

What do these people expect? Did they honestly think they are going to be able to play the same game for their entire life without it being replaced eventually? I bet World of Warcraft players think the same thing. Well guess what, Blizzard is making another MMO too and they aren't funding it with hopes and dreams and lollipops, you're paying for it right now.

PS. Eve Online is pretty awesome and Dust 514 has huge potential. I don't see what they are complaining about.

ATi_Elite2276d ago

it won't be for long!!

Mark my words....mark them well!!

ATi_Elite2276d ago (Edited 2276d ago )

Actually Call of Duty is funding Blizzards new MMO cause it's pretty obvious that NO MONEY is spent on COD's development! lol

just slap a new number on the box, change a few locations and call it a day.

coryok2276d ago

" EVE’s subscription fees have apparently been paying for the development of CCP’s forthcoming MMO World of Darkness and MMOFPS Dust 514, resulting in less attention being spent on their current flagship product. Understandably, this has led to more than a few players feeling rather miffed."

this is not understandable lol, pretty much their only revenue source is from eve online, because the success of eve online isnt guaranteed forever they have to branch out, so if they dont use the revenue that they have they'll undoubtedly have to at least lay workers off as eves popularity decreases, eventually closing down. if you want 100% of your subscription fee going to updating the game that youre paying for than perhaps you could go into contract with ccp. if you go into contract with ccp saying that for as long as they offer eve online that you'll pay the subscription fees than im sure they'll have no problem putting 100% of your subscription towards eve development.

tl;dr: if ccp had guaranteed success for eve online im sure they would put 100% of their resources towards eve development, but since their customers are unwilling to give them guaranteed success they have to branch out to raise their likelihood of future success.