Several games have been accused of being little greater than spreadsheets, however few have determined to lean into the allegation. That’s what EVE Online is doing later this yr although, when builders CCP launch their very own Microsoft Excel plug-in.
CCP mentioned the plug-in in a blog post laying out their 2023 plans. 2023 can be the yr EVE Online enters its third decade since launch.
“Toward the tip of January the Microsoft Excel plug-in, developed in collaboration with Microsoft, might be gentle launching in a closed beta trial,” says the put up. “This integration will allow Omega capsuleers to log in and immediately pull in-game information into Microsoft Excel. We imagine it will stage the enjoying discipline by offering straightforward and easy entry to in-game information, with out requiring coding information. The official launch is deliberate round EVE’s twentieth anniversary in May.”
The thought is that pulling information into Excel will permit gamers to extra simply calculate revenue margins on commerce offers and even – as a result of that is EVE – the seemingly outcomes of various battle methods. You’ll have to have an “Omega” subscription to utilize the plug-in, one in all EVE Online’s paid tiers.
CCP are additionally planning two new expansions this yr, with one in Q2 and one other in This autumn based on the roadmap (pictured above).
EVE Online is likely to be getting on in years, but it surely’s nonetheless distinctive in terms of each MMOs and house games. That’s why it stays one in all our picks for one of the best MMO, even when it is going to be endlessly robust for brand spanking new gamers to get onboard.