EVE Online studio CCP Games today revealed Project Legion — the company’s second attempt at creating an online shooter in the EVE universe. This announcement comes less than a month after the much-anticipated World of Darkness got cancelled after several years in development.
The developer previously released Dust 514 last year, a shooter that took place alongside EVE Online, but this title hasn’t performed as well as the main course. Now the Dust team is taking a new approach to this concept, and making a new experience out of it.
“It’s taking all we learned from Dust and almost making a new game from scratch,” CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Petursson told Eurogamer, “even though it’s the same team doing a first-person shooter, so they’re very experienced now. And we’ve made good headway on it.”
With both PvE and PvP available, it is important to note that the CCP Games said ““it’s early stuff”” for Project Legion, with a focus on sandbox gameplay closer to EVE Online rather than Dust 514. The game is being developed for PC right now, with more details to be revealed soon.