CCP Games

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CCP Games (often just "CCP" to EVE players) is the company which developed and maintains EVE Online. CCP is headquartered in Reykjavík, Iceland, with units in London and Shanghai.

The company was founded in 1997 and funded initial work on MMORPGs by selling a board game. CCP released EVE Online in 2003. From 2013 to 2016, CCP maintained a console first-person shooter game partially integrated with EVE called DUST 514. They released two small arcade shooters set in the New Eden setting, Gunjack and Gunjack 2, in 2015 and 2016. In 2016, they released a virtual-reality space combat simulator game set in New Eden and called EVE: Valkyrie, for Oculus Rift and Playstation VR.

In 2018, the South Korean games publisher Pearl Abyss purchased CCP and absorbed the company's publishing and marketing facets.

"CCP" stands for "Crowd Control Productions". Individual CCP employees communicating with players or making public posts normally adopt a pseudonym of the form "CCP [X]", e.g. "CCP Falcon".

Further reading

The Wikipedia article on CCP Games