CCP have recently announced the 15th free expansion for spacefaring MMO EVE Online will soon be preparing to dock.

Crucible aims to improve EVE’s graphics, interface and game mechanics with a focus on getting the game ‘back to basics’. In other words, returning EVE to a game in which negotiating space and your spaceship are paramount.

The expansion includes quite a number of improved features based on player feedback and requests made by EVE’s passionate and vocal community. Such features include:

  • Four fan-designed battlecruisers built to deliver swift and effective destruction to the opposition
  • Over a dozen stunningly remade nebulae, changing the look and feel of EVE’s universe completely
  • Other fan-favorite graphical improvements such as engine trails, warp tunnels and shadows
  • Time dilation in fleet flights — adjusting time itself to keep fairness alive when hundreds of players face off against each other
  • 3 new factional captain’s quarters with unique, artistic looks
  • A significant ship rebalancing effort, to bring greater diversity and balance to large and small scale conflicts
  • A lot of small changes — from fonts to UI to Doomsday devices to PvE tweaks
  • Next week we’ll have a larger breakdown of the features and changes available for press.
For more information, you can visit the Crucible expansion page over at the EVE website.