NetEase Games and CCP Games today announced the start of Open Beta for EVE Echoes, following the completion of the game’s Alpha test earlier this year. EVE Echoes’ Open Beta is now available on both iOS and Android to players in Australia, USA, Canada, Russia, Europe, South Korea and New Zealand. Developed by NetEase Games in conjunction with CCP Games, EVE Echoes is a brand-new sci-fi MMO game set in an alternate universe of New Eden that brings the authentic EVE Online experience to mobile devices.
In addition to retaining EVE’s signature gameplay mechanics found in the PC version, EVE Echoes also includes tutorials for new players to advance and enhance their space-faring experience. EVE Echoes’ Open Beta version offers a more optimized feature-set for players to utilize in their adventures across the vast, deep and beautiful cosmos of New Eden.
Expanded game content: Ships, Modules & Drones
EVE Echoes is dedicated to bringing the galatic universe of EVE to mobile devices and the Open Beta introduces more advanced ships and new modules to the game. Furthermore, the most hotly anticipated weapon system, Drones, has come to EVE Echoes in a new form!
New gameplay types now available
In order to meet the increasing demand for in-game business dealings, a new trading platform – “Interstellar Trading Center (ITC)” – has been opened up. In addition, a new mission type – Storyline Missions – has been added to Encounters. All players joining EVE Echoes’ Open Beta will have access to these unique features.
New Player Tutorial for rookie pilots
The Open Beta sees the introduction of the new player tutorial. With this detailed tutorial guide, all novice pilots can learn how to survive and thrive in New Eden.
Improvements, adjustments & optimization
Additional adjustments are being brought in the Open Beta: the ship fitting slots are now divided into three new types to make them more distinct, plus the skill training and leveling up systems have been revised as well. The EVE Echoes team will continue game optimization throughout the Open Beta to improve the overall gameplay experience.