I’ve seen the future and it will be transparent

with apologies to Prince

The Retribution expansion to Eve Online has already shown some upgrades to the targeting UI, with previews already available on the test server.

And yeah, they are an improvement.


The world has moved on from the quasi-8 bit user interface of the nineties, no matter how awesome it appears in movies.

In fact, movies should be the inspiration for games such as Eve. We get enough of bland UIs on our computers as it is; when we pay money each month to login to a futuristic game with awesome spaceship and nebula visuals, we don’t want to see more of the same.

As an exercise, we can even imagine what such a UI would look like, based on recent movies:

Your standard dual-monitor setup with the scanning window open

What was that, Skippy? Citadel torpedoes have fallen down the gravity well and landed on some Dust mercs?

Oh, look, a fitting screen. Who knew Iron Man only has three high slots?

I can see some potential here 😉

3 Responses to “I’ve seen the future and it will be transparent”

  1. November 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Awww, no. That Dust screenshot is damn pretty… and Icanhasnoconsole….

  2. November 24, 2012 at 3:31 am

    These screenshots are even worse than the eve UI by a long shot.

  3. 3 Dejara Thoris
    February 24, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Awful UI. Try it with cararacts and a moving and bright background.

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