If you’re unfamiliar, EVE Echoes is a space sandbox MMO where you’re free to choose your own path as you travel its 8000 plus solar systems in over 100 ship variants. It’s up to you decide how you forge your way, whether that’s through trade, combat or industry.
It’s an entirely player-driven economy where everyone you interact with will always be a real person. That means you can also forge your own in-game alliances and watch your empire rise to the top through territorial and political dominance. We’ve covered EVE Echoes extensively in the past so if you’d like to learn more head over to our EVE Echoes hub page for more news and features.
As the game rapidly approaches launch, NetEase Games and CCP Games have shared several exclusive screenshots with us. Some of them are beautiful lore-based posters whilst others are stills from the game, showing off various features such as combat and trading. Head over to the game’s screenshot tab to check them all out.
Aside from some pretty screenshots, the developers have released some details about the backstories of the factions found in the game. The Caldari State is based on patriotism, hard work and has grown into a powerful dictatorship being ruthless both in a business and battlefield sense.
The Minmatar Republic meanwhile, is an empire with a strong nomadic culture. Only a quarter of their people actually live in the Republic whilst the rest are scattered amongst the stars with many of them, unfortunately, being subject to slavery by the Amarr.
Speaking of which, the Amarr are a theocratic society and the oldest within the Empire. They’re both highly intelligent and religious. As mentioned above they also still practice slavery and boast the most powerful military.
Finally, there’s the Gallente who stoutly believe that freedom is the most important asset. They are a more diverse culture than the other empires, being welcoming of immigrants regardless of their background, beliefs and skin colour.
EVE Echoes is available to pre-order now over on the App Store and Google Play ahead of its launch on August 13th. It will be a free-to-play game with in-app purchases.
Head to the Pocket Gamer LaunchPad hub to find all of our exclusive announcements from our three-day event.