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Ready to sink a ton of hours into an MMO but don't have the computing power and / or not working well for you in the Steam Play Proton compatibility layer on Linux? Enter the new EVE Anywhere for EVE Online.

This is a brand new beta that's currently available only in the USA, and it's not a special cut-down browser version. Much like Stadia and GeForce NOW it is the full game experience in the web browser. CCP say it will be supported across Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari with no downloads needed and it will work with 1080p at 60FPS.

Why? They say the idea is to "expand the player community of EVE Online, EVE Anywhere removes barriers for newcomers, while providing veterans of New Eden with an extremely convenient way to access their game" and it appears to have been working in their prior tests as they say the early trials "demonstrated that potential, seeing first-time EVE Online players stay for longer, with higher numbers converting into full-time pilots".

In an email to us here at GOL in reply to it running on Linux they said, "Happy to clarify that EVE Anywhere is playable on any desktop OS provided the browser is in our supported list (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari). We've already heard from quite a few players having a positive experience on various Linux distros.".

Nice to see no artificial barriers being put up against Linux and supporting many different browsers is great. Even if you're not a huge fan of cloud gaming / gaming streaming, it really can break down walls for more people to enjoy gaming. Once it adds support for more countries like the UK, we'll give it a go and see what we think.

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Xpander 17 Mar
QuoteNice to see no artificial barriers being put up and supporting many different browsers is great.

and

Quote"Happy to clarify that EVE Anywhere is playable on any desktop OS provided the browser is in our supported list (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari)"

doesn't really sound like no artificial barriers.
Liam Dawe 17 Mar
That was meant as in: original GeForce NOW needed you to force ChromeOS as a browser agent string and Amazon Luna blocks Linux last I was shown. Those types of artificial barriers. Of course for a browser-based experience, there's always going to be a list of what they say they support.
KrootShaper 17 Mar
If they would now just remove the ability to buy skill points, and the "play for free" BS. I would be a happy returning camper!
Xpander 17 Mar
Quoting: Liam DaweThat was meant as in: original GeForce NOW needed you to force ChromeOS as a browser agent string and Amazon Luna blocks Linux last I was shown. Those types of artificial barriers. Of course for a browser-based experience, there's always going to be a list of what they say they support.

i mean yeah but the wording is super bad then. They could have said It works on every browser but we officially support this and that browser. but they seem to be artificially limiting the use of other browsers (user agent strings)... at least according to the wording.. might just be the poor choice of words ofc
Ehvis 17 Mar
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Quoting: Xpander... at least according to the wording.. might just be the poor choice of words ofc

The average marketing person would probably show a confused look and say "What other browsers?".
Liam Dawe 17 Mar
Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: Xpander... at least according to the wording.. might just be the poor choice of words ofc

The average marketing person would probably show a confused look and say "What other browsers?".
I see it as the same as all the Linux distros. We don't expect them to support every single small one, so why for browsers? There's plenty of smaller ones - should they have to support them all and the various ways they support standards differently?


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 17 March 2021 at 3:14 pm UTC
Xpander 17 Mar
I dont expect them to support all the browsers.. all im pointing out is the wording..they say that it works only with browsers from their supported list, which to me sounds like artificial barrier

Games that support linux are usually Ubuntu or SteamOS, but i dont have to fake my <insert distro> to be Ubuntu.

Its all fine if they officially support those browsers. Its logical to not cover them all.
It comes down to the wording like... "...provided the browser is in our supported list (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari)"


Last edited by Xpander on 17 March 2021 at 3:22 pm UTC
WorMzy 17 Mar
Agreed. Useragent sniffing to decide whether to show content or an 'unsupported browser' message is terrible practice. Test whether the browser has the capabilities required, and if it does then show the content.
Lofty 17 Mar
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: Xpander... at least according to the wording.. might just be the poor choice of words ofc

The average marketing person would probably show a confused look and say "What other browsers?".
I see it as the same as all the Linux distros. We don't expect them to support every single small one, so why for browsers? There's plenty of smaller ones - should they have to support them all and the various ways they support standards differently?

Exactly.


I think sometimes when we look through the 'Linux lens' we forget the layman on the other end.
x_wing 17 Mar
Quoting: WorMzyAgreed. Useragent sniffing to decide whether to show content or an 'unsupported browser' message is terrible practice. Test whether the browser has the capabilities required, and if it does then show the content.

But is this the case for EVE online? Saying "We support this list of browsers" doesn't imply that they will not allow the game to run in others (they can be displaying a warning message).


Last edited by x_wing on 17 March 2021 at 5:23 pm UTC
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