The pirate’s integrity
Microtransactions have a presence here, but mostly they facilitate ship personalisation. Think skull decals, camo paint jobs, and cockpit swaps. “We’re still experimenting with where we take it,” Willans says. “We don’t want to be in a situation where your ship has bobble heads and furry dice. We want to preserve the integrity and have some kind of control over at least the feel, because the fantasy is space pirates. So we’re going to have ships that are a little bit dirty, a little bit grimy. We might have some wires hanging out, more kind of pirate-esque. And then we might have other ones that are a bit more sleek, a bit newer, more polished, chrome, carbon fibre.” Currently there are three interior options, but CCP promises regular injections of content.