Uppsala, Sweden– July 23, 2008– CCP, one of the world’s leading independent game developers, has announced the adoption of Hansoft for defect tracking and project management across its studios worldwide. Hansoft also announced that the 5.2 release has been successfully rolled out.
CCP, developer and publisher of EVE Online, the critically-acclaimed, science fiction-based massively multiplayer online game (MMOG), has over 350 talented staff across its offices in Reykjavik, Atlanta, London and Shanghai.
“With the size of our organization and the number of projects we are working on, increased productivity and up-to-date information really make a difference on the bottom line. After a rigid evaluation to find the best tool for our agile and distributed development, Hansoft proved to be very fast and easy to use for everyone and provides many innovative solutions to today’s production challenges. The flexibility of Hansoft also allows us to continue our mission of constantly refining and improving our development methodology,” said CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Petursson.
Hansoft has released version 5.2 with many updates. The QA functionality is more polished and with new features for integrating QA with Agile development. Significant enhancements have been made on the Agile backlog functionality allowing alternate views to suit different preferences among users.
Patric Palm, CEO at Hansoft commented,“CCP is not only a leader in our industry but also seem to have a very cool corporate culture and we are obviously thrilled to license Hansoft to them. I believe their pragmatic approach to production management has helped them quickly grow its organization in such a sound way. That is not an easy task, rapid growth is hard. With Hansoft 5.2 they will benefit from our latest updates addressing challenges that comes with the size and specifics of today’s game development.“
CCP is recognized internationally as an industry-leading pioneer of the single-server persistent universe architecture as the developer and publisher of EVE Online, the critically-acclaimed, science fiction-based massively multiplayer online game (MMOG). Utilizing a cross-discipline approach combining cutting-edge technology and artistic excellence, CCP is dedicated to providing vibrant, compelling products that transcend the boundaries of conventional MMOGs and facilitate social networking through virtual worlds. Founded in 1997 and privately held, the company is headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, with offices in Atlanta, London and Shanghai. More information about CCP is available at the company’s website, www.ccpgames.com.
About EVE Online
Set tens of thousands of years in the future, EVE Online is a breathtaking journey to the stars, to an immersive experience filled with adventure, riches, danger and glory. With over 230,000 subscribers worldwide inhabiting the same virtual universe, EVE features a vast player-run economy where your greatest asset is the starship, designed to accommodate your specific needs, skills and ambitions. EVE offers professions ranging from commodities trader to mercenary, industrial entrepreneur to pirate, mining engineer to battle fleet commander or any combination of these and much more. From brokering business deals to waging war, you will have access to a diverse array of sophisticated tools and interfaces to forge your own destiny in EVE. Learn more and sign up for a free, 14-day trial at www.eve-online.com.
Definition of Subscribers
EVE Online subscribers include individuals who have paid a subscription fee or have an active electronic time code (ETC) to play EVE Online, as well as those who have purchased the game and are within their free month of access. The above definition excludes all players under free promotional subscriptions, expired or cancelled subscriptions and expired ETCs.
Hansoft is a fast and easy production management tool used by a rapidly increasing number of development teams in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America for collaborative scheduling, task tracking, instant communication, Agile, QA / bug tracking, resource usage, portfolio and document management. The tool builds on principles of team empowerment, increased communication, transparency, and collaboration.
Media Contact, CCP:
Media Contact, Hansoft:
Patric Palm, CEO
+46 70 600 27 73