The browser version of Eve Online is now available to everyone
Eve Online is one of those MMORPGs that tends to intrude into your daily life – checking in with your business, monitoring transactions and market prices, and even just picking up daily login bonuses can easily turn into regular rituals. Now it’s even easier to satisfy the craving, because Eve Anywhere lets you play Eve in just about any web browser, even if you’re an alpha (free-to-play) clone. You will, however, have to pay for the privilege.
Eve Anywhere has been open to Omega subscribers for several months in beta, but is now available to Alpha players as well. Designed in collaboration with Intel, Eve Anywhere lets you sign in to your Eve Online account in Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge and play Eve Online as you normally would from client software installed on your PC.
Although you don’t need to install anything, CCP says you’ll need an internet connection of 25 Mbps or better, and server capacity is limited – although the company says this will increase over time, as well. than the number of countries where the Eve Anywhere service is available. If you’re an Alpha player, you’ll also need PLEX – every 24 hours of Eve Anywhere costs 30 PLEX, which equates to around $1.50/£1.20.
Omega gamers who’ve tried Eve Anywhere since late last year said the service works surprisingly well, and it’s a great solution if you’re traveling or don’t have access to your gaming PC for a another reason.
CCP says it uses cloud computing to run Eve Anywhere, and you should be able to do any of your usual Eve tasks in the browser version: mining, trading, or (maybe) participating in an 18-month war that spans half the galaxy.
To launch Eve Anywhere, simply go to the official website and click on “Play in Browser”. You will be able to sign in or purchase PLEX from the prompts that follow. For more online fun, check out our guide to the best browser games.