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EVE revolt to cost CCP $1m – report

Users cancel subscriptions en masse.

The user backlash to leaked documents outlining EVE Online's future microtransaction plans could cost developer CCP more than $1 million, according to a Develop report.

A list of customers who claim to have cancelled their subscription to the popular sci-fi MMO following the leak has been published online.

Currently it contains 5511 names, equating to about $1.03 million (or £648,000) in lost revenue for the studio.

Players have been in an open revolt over the last week or so over a leaked internal document discussing plans to introduce new charges for in-game items. Late last week users flooded the game's systems with traffic in an attempt to bring its economy to a halt.

CCP has announced an extraordinary meeting of the company's Council of Stellar Management between 30th June and 1st July to address players' concerns.

For a more in-depth look at the controversy, take a look at John Bedford's recent EVE Online In Crisis feature.

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