Well, one can't accuse those vikings of staying away from the ragged edge of game development. A quick perusal of the keynote speech from CCP at the GDC Europe 2009 conference would indicate that a new console game is heading our way.
Here is the concept: Have an EVE based FPS console game where objectives and cash for success can be set by EVE players and the FPS crowd shoots it out and the success/failure becomes one of the components of the sovereignty equation.
Now I'm not sure of any other triple-A title that has gone as far as to merge two separate game styles as EVE-Online and an FPS into the same universe. You can't accuse CCP of leaving the envelope un-stretched. Should CCP pull this off and merge genres like this and should "walking in stations" (or whatever it is eventualy called) prove to be some sort of bridge between the two genres within the same persistant universe (pure speculation on my part but it fits the fact that WIS seems to be pushed back till after DUST 514 arrives - And I'm speculating it's arrival as being "soon" since it's supposed to affect sovereingty and sov changes are coming in the winter expansion) then they will have effectively blown past any and all competition (not that they had much as it stands).
I also predict that the larger EVE entities will not have any problem forming ground elements in DUST 514 to prosecute their objectives. Another safe prediction is that there will be virulent discussion about this both before, during and after it's released. Some people will love it. Some will hate it and quit EVE altogether (um... can I have your stuff - just contract it to Letrange on your way out of the game... k... tks... bai...). But few will be left un-engaged. I just hope some sort of joint EVE-DUST account is possible for those of us who will want to play both.
Ah CCP, I see you subscribe to "screw your puny expectations" theory of game changes.
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