Now I just need to find out if my very own mobile phone is going to cut it or if this distance adventure will crash and burn. The servers are ready, the fanbase appears to be put, while NetEase and CCP are all set to explore EVE Echoes ISK this new frontier with their players. You can head over to the official EVE Echoes web site now and pre register for the August release of the impressive looking sci-fi MMO on Android and iOS devices.
EVE Echoes is ambitious. It intends to encapsulate all of the intrigue, drama, and player-driven stories we have come to expect out of New Eden, while offering the expertise on your mobile platform.
Everything is complete - from the reaches of Nullsec space to the ports that make up Jita. Additionally, the team has complete access to CCP's source files (also CCP has access to NetEase's) and consequently the visuals seem almost identical to the PC customer of EVE Online. While a more discerning eye may spot the gaps, in a distance I found myself watching footage onto a display and being shocked when it had been revealed to be EVE Echoes.
But the experience would be nothing if it did not handle nicely. And even though I only had a few hands-on sessions on either the iPhone and an Android tablet, I could say that movement and controlling your vessel feels very natural. Just tapping on the section of space that you would like to go moves your boat, and though the process to warp doesn't differ much from the PC version, the entire affair feels less convoluted, as if the team supporting the mobile game eliminated the unnecessary clicks which make a few of Cheap EVE Echoes ISK procedures feel overly complex.