CCPs MMO Eve Online has been voted in to the Top 10 Game Design Innovations List thanks to its recent update, Eve: Trinity.
There are only two reasons why successful MMOs die out: either they become too complicated – and thus become inaccessible to new users – or they just start to look dated. CCP, the creators of EvE-Online have figured out a solution to the second problem, patch in a new graphics engine.
While this may not seem like a design innovation, it opens up an important new possibility for gaming: the perpetual game. There is no reason why, if you are willing to give away major technological overhauls, you can’t create a world that lasts for decades, perhaps centuries.
Imagine having thirty years development time. Imagine what a world could be like after a quarter century of additional content and art. Imagine a living world filled not only with myth cycles and lore but history!
For letting us dream EvE earns its place at number five.
Eve has been praised as one of the most innovative game titles on countless occasions and this shows that even after countless issues with game rules, bugs and the unusual setup of its single server mechanic, Eve Online is still a massive contender in the MMO world and a truly classic title.