CCP Games‘ EVE Online, a space-themed massively multiplayer online world, has become the first MMOG to distribute through Steam, a digital distribution platform for games. “We are immensely excited and honored that EVE Online will be the first MMO on Steam,” Magnus Bergsson, VP of Sales at CCP, said in a statement. “Steam has been the leading online distribution platform for a long time and home to some of the most dedicated gamers around, so we couldn’t think of a better fit for EVE Online.” EVE drew attention over the summer for appointing an official in-world economist, and it followed up on plans to use the world for research by co-launching a 2.5-year program in January. Steam users will receive a free 21-day trial of EVE and $5 off their first full month.
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