EVE Online: COSMOS Release Schedule, Features
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CCP Games' website has revealed the release schedule for COSMOS, its planned social networking tie-in to EVE Online. Planned for initial release with EVE's winter expansion, Dominion, COSMOS will feature integration with the game, allowing players to keep track of their game information and converse with other EVE enthusiasts.
Dominion: The first iteration of the all new in-game mail system along with all the back-end wizardry to make it work.Visit the page below to read more about the features of COSMOS.
EVE Online: COSMOS Release Plan
Post-Dominion (Likely early in 2010): The first iteration of the COSMOS web application, with all the features outlined below plus the Calendar.
We think that this delay for the web application is the right move because we have always had our sights set on the long game for COSMOS. The first release, while crammed with good stuff, was always intended to lay the basis for the ground-breaking innovations to come. Rushing COSMOS out with less polish didnīt make sense in this context, we want to impress from day one. CCPOveur will have a lot more to say about this in his FanFest presentation and there will be chance for discussion and feedback in the COSMOS roundtable also planned for FanFest.
Another positive of this approach is that we now expect to be able to get the Calendar into the first COSMOS web release. Personally this is one of the COSMOS features I am most excited about, itīs going to make scheduling corp and alliance ops a lot easier. Add to that the new mail system, corp status updates and the future release of integrated corp and alliance forums and COSMOS will significantly reduce management overheads for all corps and alliances.
The asynchronous release is made possible because COSMOS is a web application and is not as interwoven with the EVE Client as most of our other features. This will make it possible for us to continue to release smaller batches of COSMOS features outside of major TQ releases in the future, when it makes sense to do so.
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