EVE Online Hits 450,000 Subscribers for the First Time - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 December 2012 / 6,666 Views

CCP Games has announced that EVE Online has passed 450,000 subscribers for the first time in its history. The game launched nearly 10 years ago. The games 18th expansion, EVE Online: Retribution, helped push the game above the mark.

"Because of the tremendous effort of the team at CCP, we can proudly say that EVE Online has grown every year since its launch in 2003," added Pétursson.

CCP Games also announced that the game has been relaunched in China and the relaunch has been a success. The game relaunched just one week ago and the number of subscriptions "have surpassed CCP's expectations."

"I can't think of a better way to kick off our celebration of our tenth anniversary than bringing a new era of EVE Online to mainland China, and I welcome them into the world of New Eden as we enter into our second decade of growth and prosperity for EVE," said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP.

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Slimebeast (on 14 December 2012)

Amazing. I remember a few years ago when it was considered a success that EVE Online had 50,000 subscribers. I wish I had the time to play it.

VGKing (on 12 December 2012)

Very impressive! When is Dust 514 coming to PS3? I heard its directly connected to EVE in some way.

binary solo (on 15 December 2012)

I've also read reports that it's generic and rubbish. So perhaps they'll take a bit longer make it into a more attractive and unique game.

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shakarak (on 12 December 2012)

Incredible, most these games are not big in the USA. Where are all the subscribers who play these games located? South Korea or China?

pezus (on 13 December 2012)

Russia, China, some European countries are pretty big

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pezus (on 13 December 2012)

It wasn't long ago that EVE had as many players as there are Icelanders in the world. Look at it now!

ithis (on 13 December 2012)

Last time I checked they were hovering at 300k. That was a long time ago. I'm glad they grew.