CCP has announced Project Legion, a first-person shooter for PC set in the EVE Online universe and featuring a similar sandbox model, reports the IBTimes.
The game has been in development at CCP’s Shanghai office for “just a few months”, and is described as a free-to-play MMO shooter that will build on elements from Dust 514, which was released in 2013 on PlayStation 3.
Project Legion game designer Julien Bourbonnais said the company asked itself: “How can we take the Eve Online experience and adapt it to the FPS genre? It is what Dust 514 should have been.”
Bourbaonnais also said that the studio is looking to make Project Legion more accessible than EVE Online. “This will be much more accessible. First of all it will be a free-to-play game, there will be no barrier to entry. And it is a brand new experience, it is something that people never experienced before. We want to give something different for the users.”
He says that the monetisation models for Project Legion will be completely different to those used in Dust 514, although he couldn’t speak about specifics. “We want players to be willing to spend money. We don’t want people to feel they have to spend money to get a better experience or to advance. We want to build something fair for all the players.”
No release date was specified, with Bourbannais saying the company hasn’t even begun talking about an official name for the game, although he said it will likely include the “EVE” moniker.