An end to an era? Bloomberg: Eve Online Owners Said to Weigh Game Maker Sale After Approaches "CCP hf, the Icelandic game developer that created the cult classic Eve Online game, is exploring strategic options including a sale of the business after receiving interest from potential bidders, according to people with knowledge of the matter. "The closely held company’s owners, which include European investor Novator Partners LLP, U.S. investment fund General Catalyst Partners LLC and venture capitalist New Enterprise Associates Inc., are discussing whether or not to proceed with a sale, the people said, asking not to be identified because the deliberations are private. A sale of CCP could value the business at as much as 900 million euros ($955 million), the people said." I suspect this is why the game went semi-F2P last month. That was a good way to quickly inflate the Eve Online player base and make the portfolio look more attractive.