To boldly go...
In an interview with VG24/7, CCP went into some details on the future direction of EVE Online. CCP want to begin bringing in elements into EVE that will allow players to construct their own stargates, leading to new systems for pilots to colonize.
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The idea of a goldrush for land happening in EVE Online sounds great to me. It will be a good way to give corporations a new goal to work towards, and it will fuel the ever present need to blow-up anything that isn't yours.