Developer of Eve Online, CCP Games, has been bought out by Pearl Abyss for $425 million

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    Eve Online is an MMORPG that launched over 15 years ago, in 2003, which found success in the time it's been on the market, especially after it became free-to-play. Its developer, CCP Games, is known for being the largest game studio in Iceland, where they've been focusing on VR titles lately and making investments in other projects that have not been successful. It seems those failed titles have caught up with them, and that the company needed to turn to a larger studio to take them in, as it's now been announced that CCP Games has been purchased by Pearl Abyss, who produces their own MMO; Black Desert Online. Pearl Abyss paid $425 million in order to fully buy CCP Games and make it into a subsidiary.

    According to both companies, Pearl Abyss will allow CCP to continue its operations, meaning Eve Online will continue, and that they'll be "integrating" CCP into "all current and future projects". The press release states that the buyout will be complete later next month.

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  1. Greymane

    Greymane Lurking gbatemp pony

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    intersting, hopefully something nice will come from this, and not the swallowing and spitting out some others do.
     
  2. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

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    Pearl abyss?? Never heard of it, any relevant titles made by this company??
     
  3. dimmidice

    dimmidice GBAtemp Addict

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Desert_Online (says so in the article too btw)

    So yeah maybe i'm cynical as fuck but this sounds like it'll be the end of EVE.
     
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  4. Enlapse

    Enlapse GBAtemp Regular

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    It looks like they're the creatos of Black Desert Online. Interesting.

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  5. Marco_Buns

    Marco_Buns The Lonely Man On The Iceberg

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    I remember when I went on a tour to CCP. It was amazing
     
  6. Zaiphon

    Zaiphon Advanced Member

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    Any one who is playing eve online, be prepared for the biggest p2w joke ever.
     
  7. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

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    oh yeah, Black desert online, the only good thing that game has is the GIGGLE Physics!
     
  8. GBADWB

    GBADWB Advanced Member

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    for reference on those who are not in the BDO loop. there is a subset of people as of the more recent patch who are leaving the game as the game inched closer to the p2w mark that people are comfortable with. So proceed with caution if you don't have a wallet(not like eve isn't a wallet breaker already at times)
     
  9. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    "where they've been focusing on VR titles lately"
    For a company that is famous for creating a game based around business nous they sure do lack it there.
     
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