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‘EVE Online’ and Microsoft Excel form the best collaboration of the year

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has often been mocked as a Many dedicated players use spreadsheets to track data such as profit margins and to fleet damage output on certain ranges. Developer CCP Games now leans even more on the spreadsheet lifestyle with official support.

The studio revealed at EVE Fanfest that it has reached out to Microsoft and the pair are now building an extension that will pull data from the long-running MMO into an Excel spreadsheet. The news fell well with the crowd:

CCP showed an early prototype of the tool in action and said more details would be revealed later this year. This probably isn’t the studio’s first time embracing spreadsheets. EVE Online has that dumps 3D space battle graphics for pure data with a spreadsheet-style display.

Of course, other details about the future of EVE Online on Fanfest, including a series of upcoming narrative arcs, a feature to help newcomers choose their class, visual upgrades, and a Spanish-language client. But direct integration with Excel could be the biggest quality of life upgrade for the game’s most ardent fans.

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