The 19th free EVE Online Expansion is now available. Hard to believe there have been 19 of these released over the years. Good to see that they’re still going strong.

From the press release:

    CCP Games, the leading independent developer of massively multiplayer online games, has released the 19th free expansion for EVE Online, the most successful science fiction MMO of all time. EVE Online: Odyssey revitalizes exploration of the cosmic frontier, fortifying one of the greatest inspirational forces for those who have come to experience the EVE universe during its ten amazing years. Changes to scanning, hidden sites, and discovery are just a few of the additions designed to help pilots continue their epic journeys through New Eden.

    Odyssey introduces the Sensor Overlay, a new system that helps players uncover the riches, riddles and relics hidden among the stars. This improved scanner sports a streamlined user interface, with gorgeous visuals and improved utility sure to inspire new players and veteran explorers to undock for fresh adventures.

    EVE Online: Odyssey brings evolved and enhanced spaceship metrics for multiple ship classes and redistributed stellar resource landscape, exploration sites, and NPC loot across the universe. These changes will shake up EVE’s player-driven economy and rattle tenuous diplomatic ties between even the largest player alliances of New Eden. Allegiances will shift, markets will boom and crash, and fresh wars will rage across the cosmos as EVE’s notorious pilots do what they do best—follow their ambitions and live their own unique and dramatic stories.

    Just in time for these upheavals, Odyssey also rolls out brand new Navy Battlecruisers in which to explore, exploit, and conquer the galaxy. Player-owned starbases have also gotten an update, as the new expansion introduces dozens of fixes, updates, user interface innovations, and enhanced features such as radial menus and probe formations to make EVE Online more accessible without sacrificing its world-renowned depth.

    “Odyssey is about revisiting the original promise of EVE Online; a truly massive universe filled with danger, opportunity and wonder,” said Andie Nordgren, senior producer for EVE Online. “Yet the true excitement and drama comes, as always in EVE, from the interaction between players vying to attain the same goals. Odyssey adds fuel to that fire.”

    Celebrating ten years of consecutive growth, EVE Online now boasts over half a million subscribers worldwide. With the mercenaries of newly-launched DUST 514® (free to download and play on the PlayStation®3) invading the EVE Universe, there is no better time for players to begin their own odyssey in the world’s largest universe as its Second Decade begins.