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CCP Games Confirms Project Nova Cancellation

CCP Also Changing How They Reveal Games Moving Forward

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For those who have been looking to scratch that Dust 514 itch, there might be some bad news for you. CCP confirmed via a Reddit post that their upcoming successor Project Nova is now officially cancelled. 

George Kelion, AKA CCP Grendel, CCP Games' Head of PR tweeted out the Reddit post earlier this morning confirming the official status of Project Nova. The dev team presented Project Nova as recently as EVE Vegas 2018, but the response was mixed. 

CCP Grendel confirmed the news of cancellation on the Reddit post, stating that the team is still looking into and actively working on their first person shooter concept, but that Project Nova evolved "beyond the original scope" of what CCP had envisioned.

"We're continuing to develop our sci-fi multiplayer shooter game concept, actively evolving it beyond the original scope for what was formerly codenamed Project Nova. Development efforts on this concept are now the full focus of CCP’s London studio. Project Nova team members based in Iceland have been moved onto other projects at our Reykjavík studio."

Additionally, and interestingly, George ends the post by talking about CCP's plans for rolling out news about new titles moving forward, stating:

"Furthermore, we are moving away from publicly announcing our internal project codenames and will wait until we’re ready for a full reveal. We want to show you rather than tell you how we have evolved this concept and we’re looking forward to doing so when the time comes to present this concept as a fully-fledged game."

You can check out the full post on Reddit


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore