The sculpture commemorates EVE Online’s 10 year anniversary. In honour of its players, the names of all “main characters” of all active EVE Online players will be etched upon the sculpture’s surface.
CCP has also confirmed that they will incorporate the names of EVE Online players who have passed away, including the name of “Vile Rat,” aka Sean Smith, a U.S diplomat killed in the 2012 attack on the American Embassy in Benghazi, Libya.
The original design for the monument, a six metre tall yellow bronze etching of a woman playing a violin in front of a tower, was rejected by the Reykjavik City Council.
The redesigned monument will stand at five metres tall and consists of two main elements facing each other through a highly polished stainless steel surface in the middle that reflects and mirrors the elements and the landscape.
CCP also plan to bury a laptop underneath the monument to serve as a time capsule with videos and messages from the players and CCP’s development staff.
The city council has granted CCP permission to keep the monument up for 2 years, or until May 1st, 2016. The monument will be unveiled on April 30, a day before the start of EVE Online’s annual Fanfest.