It’s hard to miss the single word echoing around the EVE-flavoured interwebs at the moment. Odyssey has just been announced as the 19th EVE expansion due to be released in June 2013. A contingent of devs have been camped out in a booth at games convention PAX East in Boston, MA, led by CCP Unifex who made a short announcement in which I half expected him to sell three steaks and a pound of spuds to the nearest bargain hunter (if you’ve not been to a London market, that joke was probably lost on you).

Although those who are browsing for EVE material to read will probably already be sick of the column inches to actual information ratio that currently exists in all Odyssey related media, I’m going to briefly add to it by directing you to the three posts I’ve published over on GameSkinny.

A Brief Analysis of EVE Online’s 19th Free Expansion: Odyssey takes a look at the few key details to be found on the official expansion page. Taking what we already knew from CSM minutes and previous devblogs, I have a stab at trying to figure out what exeactly we might expect from Odyssey.

EVE Online: Odyssey Image Analysis – Minigame Speculation is a bit of a flight of fantasy, but I got all excited when I stumbled upon some photos of the presentation and saw some screenshots showing some of the upcoming features. I’d be interested to know what you can make of the images. Minigames? Sub-system targeting? Or just more visual polish on the scanning system?

EVE Online Odyssey Community Response: MOAR INFO PLZ! was to sate my curiosity to see what the community response has been thus far. As expected there has been a wide range of opinions based on scant information, but less fury than I expected. Maybe the usual suspects are just warming up.
Content has been a bit light on Freebooted lately, but I’m currently on high alert for the imminent birth of my first child, so I’m just hanging around the undock whilst the little one plays station games. Normal service will resume… at some point. Maybe.