Originally by Speranza


CCP, creator of the critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online game (MMO) EVE Online, has been recognized for its remarkable year-over-year growth by being ranked on the Media Momentum’s Larger Companies List 2009 and receiving a Media Momentum Award. The Media Momentum Awards honor the hottest and fastest growing digital media companies in Europe as judged by European digital media industry luminaries. The industry recognition follows EVE Online’s subscriber base topping 300,000 as the game celebrated its sixth anniversary on May 6, 2009.

To support continued in-game growth and creative development of EVE Online, CCP is also increasing its headcount, recruiting top industry talent for about 60 positions over the course of 2009. CCP’s CEO, Hilmar Petursson, accepted the company’s Media Momentum Award for “Vision and Future Growth Potential” and attended at an invitation-only awards dinner on May 13, 2009 in London. Said Petursson: “CCP is honored to receive this award as it validates our earliest plans of the future for EVE Online a true virtual society that has a real sense of history and intrigue between players. We feel fortunate to have experienced dynamic growth both in our products and as a company and hope to use that energy to propel them further.”

Editor’s note: Congratulations to CCP and the EVE development team. You’ve done a remarkable job and created an amazing game that continues to drive much of the scholarship and thinking around the design and theory of virtual worlds.