Way back in November of last year, Fanfest attendees were bombarded with information on what the devs were planning in the near and far future for the EVE Online franchise. I say franchise because it's well know that CCP North America (formerly CCP White Wolf) was working on bringing their World of Darkness RPG to the world of MMOGs.
Amongst the information we were showed was the video below. Unfortunately, I was taken a bit by surprised when the clip started and missed the begin. In the first few seconds of the video, we see the interior of a ship as the player roams around. This was something very similar to a wish I shared with you back about a year ago, in which I compared Gears of War 2 with a potential EVE FPS. I guess I wasn't far off. After those videos and slides were shown (see the EVE Ecosystem for XBOX360 & PS3 dev platforms), a lot of the gaming press started speculating as well (see Massively, 1Up.com and EuroGamer as examples of that coverage).
If CCP Games decides to make (or already has) an EVE FPS, they'll need to get the required industry expertise. And they're going to need to have someone to oversee this corporate expansion. Something the Icelandic Devs are fairly familiar with.
Case in point, earlier today, Massively's James Egan wrote about a tweet I made earlier this week in regards to CCP NA looking for an HR Manager. Seems their Atlanta office is about to see some important growth. At this point in time, it's all speculation. And even though Hilmar (CCP's CEO) is about to make a major announcement at GDC Europe later this summer, an FPS might be a bit too early. We'll just have to wait in anticipation of Hilmar's address.