EVE: Rubicon trailer takes a cinematic look at new ships and serious faces

Apparently there are some new consoles being released, which would explain why the multi-format sites are running around like excitable puppies. While they paw and maul the new PlayBoxes and X-Stations, we can relax a little, and lap from the steady stream of PC news. Slow, intractable, and about spaceships: it doesn't get more PC than EVE Online, which is teasing its upcoming Rubicon expansion with a rather fetching cinematic trailer. Also, I want a puppy now.

Ah, cinematic trailers. So pretty, yet so lacking in actual information. So what does Rubicon offer? The expansion's micro-site gives the rundown .

The driving philosophy behind Rubicon seems to be giving even more control to the game's players. Part of that means player-created mobile structures, designed as the first step towards full colonisation. But it also means a combat tweak that makes guerilla style hit-'n-run tactics viable. In addition, "ghost sites" will offer unique rewards at the expense of a risky combat and hacking focused challenge, and warp drives and the certification system are being overhauled.

Rubicon will be coming to EVE Online for free, on the 19th November.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.