In a surprise move, EVE Online will be collaborating with Doctor Who for a limited-time event later on this month.
Video game crossovers have become increasingly popular in recent years, especially when it comes to online multiplayer experiences.
The Fortnite item shop is regularly updated with skins for different movies and TV shows, Rocket League often expands its garage with rides like the Batmobile and the latest 007 cars, and Dead by Daylight features a roster of pop culture’s most infamous slasher killers.
In short, it is almost expected nowadays that big-budget online games will have some kind of licensed crossover event. One release that has resisted jumping on this bandwagon (until very recently) is the space-exploration title EVE Online.https://a22ed8e4328d3c981ed439274a3d026f.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
Generally speaking, this Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) has a very serious tone, with fans appreciating its complex systems, political machinations, and emphasis on deep strategy.
As such, it is not the most natural fit for a quirky crossover.
Yet, that’s all about to change, as developer CCP Games has announced that a Doctor Who event, titled “The Interstellar Convergence”, is on the way. Running for a little over two weeks, this will be a limited-time affair, but it does indicate a big change in direction for EVE Online going forward, potentially opening up the game to more of these licensed crossovers.