CCP Games is looking to push the envelope of its server technology with a new partnership announcement with Hadean. The pair are working on EVE: Aether Wars, a tech demo that will be shown at GDC and will feature up to 10,000 players in battle using Hadean's simulation engine. Hadean has been instrumental with its Aether engine by allowing "developers to seamlessly scale their applications at increased speed and ease across the cloud." Ultimately, EVE & Valkyrie players could fly together.
“Hadean’s technology has the potential to unlock huge creative and design-orientated freedom within virtual worlds such as EVE,” said Hilmar V. Pétursson, CCP Games’ CEO. “We are very happy as always to join up with intrepid pioneers setting out to push the boundaries of what is possible. Continuing to do that I believe will bring about the conditions where EVE will outlive us all. We therefore embrace the chance to inject New Eden into the Aether Engine and create the stunning sci-fi spectacle EVE: Aether Wars. I for one am excited to see our internet spaceships from EVE Online and EVE: Valkyrie playing together, enabled by this cutting-edge technology!”
EVE, as you may remember, won a spot in the Guiness Book of World Records for a January 2018 battle that saw over 6,142 players taking part. Technology such as this would shatter that record.