A number of video games have been accused of being little greater than spreadsheets, however few have determined to face on the cost. Nonetheless, that is what EVE On-line will do later this yr, when CCP’s builders launch their very own Microsoft Excel add-in.
CCP mentioned the add-on in a weblog publish laying out their plans for 2023. 2023 can be the yr that EVE On-line enters its third decade since launch.
“In direction of the tip of January, the Microsoft Excel add-in, developed in collaboration with Microsoft, will probably be launched in a closed beta take a look at,” the publish says. “This integration will enable Omega pod customers to log in and instantly extract recreation information into Microsoft Excel. We consider this may stage the taking part in discipline by offering simple and easy accessibility to recreation information, with no coding information required. The official launch is deliberate round EVE’s twentieth anniversary in Could.”
The thought is that extracting information into Excel will enable gamers to extra simply calculate revenue margins on commerce offers and even, as a result of that is EVE, the possible outcomes of various battle methods. You’ll need to have an “Omega” subscription to make use of the add-on, certainly one of EVE On-line’s paid tiers.
CCP can be planning two new expansions this yr, one in Q2 and one in This autumn primarily based on the roadmap (pictured above).
EVE On-line could also be advancing in years, nevertheless it’s nonetheless distinctive with regards to MMOs and area video games. That is why it stays certainly one of our picks for the most effective MMO, even when it is all the time going to be arduous for brand new gamers to get on board.