New EVE expansion, Incursion, slated for winter 2010

Developer CCP is treating its users to another free expansion; announced this week is Incursion, a new add-on for its popular space MMO EVE Online, and the 14th of its kind.

In addition to new story elements — “Incursion will feature the escalating attacks of the deadly Sansha’s Nation which is bent on instituting itsown utopia and exacting vengeance against the pilots who stand in its way,” says the announcement — improvements suggested by the player-elected Council of Stellar Management are also included, along with “hardware upgrades, software improvements and new cluster components aimed at increasing game and fleet battle performance to even higher levels.”

Also promised are improvements to the character creator, NPCs, new loot/rewards, storyline events, visuals etc.

No exact dates yet, but it’ll hit before year’s out.