Project Nova Cancelled To Make Way For A New EVE Online Shooter


After four years of development, CCP Games has discarded their plans for Project Nova.

Project Nova, the in-development FPS spin-off to EVE Online, is officially dead according to CCP Games. The news was originally announced during a Pearl Abyss press conference, but since then developers have taken to a few different forums to confirm the news and elaborate on what's happening.

This isn’t surprising news for people who follow Project Nova. The shooter was announced over four years ago as an alternative to EVE Online, but CCP Games was struggling to come up with ideas and put the game on hold.

The London-based development team is trying to revive Project Nova under a different name and it sounds like the scope is going to be more ambitious than Project Nova.

“We're continuing to develop our sci-fi multiplayer shooter game concept, actively evolving it beyond the original scope for what was formerly codenamed, Project Nova," developers said in an announcement. "Development efforts on this concept are now the full focus of CCP’s London studio. Project Nova team members based in Iceland have been moved onto other projects at our Reykjavík studio.”

Furthermore, CCP Games are moving away from publicly announcing their internal project codenames and will wait until they’re ready for a full reveal. They want to show you rather than tell you how the team has evolved this concept and are looking forward to doing so when the time comes to present this concept as a fully-fledged game.

So, what are your thoughts on CCP Games developing another game? Do you think they will succeed and win everyone over this time? Personally, I think they are going in the right direction and have a really good chance to come back. Whatever your thoughts may be, let us know in the comments below.

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