EVE Online gets TV series AND comic books!

EVE Online

EVE Online is an MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) game that Dan (aka deth the Starcraft pro-gamer) has raved about repeatedly over the years. Although not a constant player, deth returns to EVE in fits and spurts, playing with his friends. deth enjoys the economics and cut-throat nature of the game, among other things. Maybe, one day, if we’re REEEEEEEALLY lucky, he’ll get off his backside and write a review.  Until then, just know that deth sent me a link telling me that EVE Online is getting its own TV series with Baltasar Kormákur AND a comic book series via Dark Horse Comics.

CCP Games says:

The new television series will take its inspiration from the millions of people who have left their mark on the EVE Universe via stories submitted to th[is] website. Kormákur’s creative team, in collaboration with CCP, will create an original concept and storyline set in the EVE Universe, a future history of rival societies trapped beyond a wormhole in a dystopian sci-fi world.

Shut up and take my money. Bluray preferred.

CCP also says:

About Kormákur’s Team
The creative team working with Kormákur has years of experience. His main partners on this project are producer Magnus V. Sigurdsson with writers Ólafur Egilsson and Sigurjón Kjartansson. Sigurdsson and Kjartansson have played a leading role in the Icelandic TV industry for many years, creating and producing over 400 hours of television. One of their drama series, Réttur (2009), has been picked up by Howard Gordon (24) and Alex Cary (Homeland) for US remake.

About CCP
CCP is the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating its unprecedented tenth consecutive year of subscriber growth. EVE Online is a massively multiplayer science-fiction universe in which hundreds of thousands of players carve out empires through galactic fleet battles and the use of economic warfare. DUST 514 (PlayStation®3) is a groundbreaking, free-to-play massively multiplayer online first-person shooter that is set in the EVE Universe and linked to EVE Online.  World of Darkness is a modern gothic horror massively multiplayer online role-playing game, based on the classic tabletop roleplaying game Vampire: the Masquerade. Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1997, CCP is privately held with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, San Francisco, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.