With Eve News continuing to push the "Sony purchasing a share of CCP" story, now might be a good time for me to go back to my gaming roots and give a few thoughts on the situation. I'm not too happy with their coverage so here are some facts that may or may not interest players of Eve Online.
I've been writing a long post in my head parsing CCP's motivations for recent actions, but having Sony come aboard as a major investor would be a much more straightforward explanation of what is at least a spate of internal confusion and dissent at CCP.
In particular, I seem to be much more convinced than most people that this:
Plus (a future Sony version of):
Plus vampires = an open fire hydrant of profit. A killer app for Playstation 4. So I think Sony would be interested.
This is all just rumor and speculation though. And in the meantime, EVE is exactly the kind of thorny project that ends up getting crushed by an acquisition.