CCP Games has launched a free Microsoft Excel add-in for their popular space-based MMO, EVE Online. This cutting-edge integration will revolutionize the way players access and interpret their in-game data across all accounts and characters, leveraging Excel’s powerful data analysis and visualization capabilities.
This groundbreaking integration enables players to seamlessly manage their gaming data, tracking progress and strategizing future moves within the hyper-competitive world of New Eden. The EVE Online add-in for Excel, the first of its kind for a video game, is now available for free in the Microsoft Store with no subscription necessary.
In a universe where strategy, knowledge, and preparedness are key to survival, this innovative tool enhances decision-making capabilities by streamlining access to in-game data. This tool allows players to arm themselves with the information necessary to manage frontline warfare, maximize profits, and dominate interstellar activities without requiring any programming knowledge.
This pioneering add-in was developed in a collaborative effort with Microsoft’s Excel team, including some of their in-house EVE enthusiasts. It marks the first time an Excel add-in has been developed specifically for a video game using this level of data integration.
Bergur Finnbogason, EVE Online’s Creative Director, spoke about the collaboration: “Working with Microsoft to provide our EVE players direct access to Excel’s powerful spreadsheet tools has been a natural and enjoyable journey. Our players have always been proactive in suggesting ways to make EVE more approachable. As advanced EVE players are known for their extensive use of spreadsheets, this add-in is a significant leap in making that goal a reality. The power of this tool is now accessible to everyone, regardless of their role, skill level, or identity in New Eden.”
Catherine Pidgeon, Microsoft’s Head of Product for Excel, added: “We’re thrilled to work with CCP Games, an experienced player in the MMO space, to launch the first-ever native Excel add-in for a video game. With the add-in, the EVE Online player base can export and manage data without needing third-party tools. We look forward to seeing how EVE Online players of all skill levels will use Excel to simplify data management and elevate their gaming experience.”
The add-in’s features enhance everyday gaming processes and productivity for all EVE Online players. These include streamlining manufacturing processes, optimizing mining operations, assessing cargo value, tracking bounties and mission rewards, monitoring PvP combat outcomes, and gaining insights into corporation member activities. All players can better understand their in-game actions and track progress over time with an aggregate overview of all character assets.