EVE Anywhere – which allows you to play EVE in a browser, has moved into Beta.
It does not require a download, it works in the four main browsers, it runs in the cloud, and displays at 1080p and 60FPS.
The Beta is only available to US players at the moment who meet connection speed and browser requirements, which counts me out.
There are a few interesting comments.
CCP indicated in the early trial that first time EVE players using EVE Anywhere stay for longer, with higher numbers converting into full-time pilots.
CCP also said this Beta test will explore “the potential of wider availability in the future”. That does not entirely inspire confidence. A surprising number of CCP’s endeavours never get past the Beta stage.
While Beta testers will get to try EVE Anywhere for free, it is apparent that if released, Alpha accounts will need to pay something to access it.
I think this feature could have a surprisingly positive impact. If you have plans and goals and are playing the game regularly, it could be a very useful tool.