Sci-fi virtual world EVE Online is getting Microsoft Excel support – Andrew Webster

EVE Online. | Image: CCP Games

EVE Online, the long-running sci-fi MMO best-known for its sprawling, expensive space battles will soon get… integration with Microsoft Excel. EVE developer CCP Games announced the collaboration with Microsoft today at its annual fanfest event, saying that the Javascript tool would allow players to “seamlessly” transfer data from the game to a spreadsheet in order to “help players access and calculate everything from profit margins to battle strategy.” CCP says more detail on the collaboration will be available later in the year.

Of course, Excel isn’t the only thing the studio announced, though it may be the most surprising. (Though the game did already have a UI-only mode that made it look a lot like a spreadsheet.) Elsewhere, CCP is…

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