Eve Online: Is It Normal for the Music to Change to Funk?

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Eve Online is a fascinating game with a lot of depth and nuance. One aspect of the game that’s particularly interesting is the music. It’s not uncommon for the game’s music to change to funk or other genres while you’re playing.


Eve Online is a space-themed massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) that was released in May 2003. The game is set in a persistent world with over 7000 star systems. It is currently the largest MMOG in terms of the number of players and the number of subscriber accounts.

One feature of Eve Online that has been praised by critics is the game’s soundtrack, which changes based on the location of the player’s character within the game’s universe. In recent months, however, some players have complained that the music has changed from its usual spacey electronic theme to funk.

Is this change in music normal for Eve Online? Are more changes to the soundtrack forthcoming? We spoke to CCP spokesperson ICEBreaker to find out.

What is Eve Online?

Eve Online is a space-based, persistent world massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed and published by CCP Games. Players of Eve Online can participate in a number of in-game professions and activities, including mining, piracy, manufacturing, trading, exploration, and combat. The game contains a total of 7,800 star systems that can be visited by players.

The Music of Eve Online

The music of EVE Online is composed by Icelandic composer Kári Einarsson and has been praised for its originality and atmosphere.However, some players have noted that the game’s music will occasionally change to funk music, which is a style of music that is not typically associated with space exploration or science fiction. This change in music has been dubbed the “funk Effect” by players and scientists alike, and it is not known why it occurs.

The Score

Eve Online is a game with a very unique soundtrack. The game’s original composer,CCP Soundwave, left the company in 2014, and since then the game’s music has been composed by a team of four musicians. This change in personnel has resulted in a change in style for the game’s music, with a heavier focus on electronic and rock music.

One of the biggest changes to the game’s music came with the release of the “Ascension” expansion in November 2016. This expansion saw the introduction of a new type of gameplay, known as “alpha clones”, which allowed players to access most of the game’s content for free. In addition to this, CCP Soundwave composed an all-new score for the expansion, which was markedly different from the game’s previous music.

The new score was heavily electronic, with a focus on drums and bass. It was designed to be more dynamic and exciting than the game’s previous music, and to better match the pace of alpha clone gameplay. The new score was met with mixed reactions from players, but it has become one of the defining characteristics of Eve Online’s soundscape.

The Soundtrack

Music in video games often sets the tone for the game world and can be just as important as the visuals in setting the scene. In EVE Online, the soundtrack has undergone some changes over the years, with various composers contributing to the game’s ever-evolving musical landscape.

The current EVE Online soundtrack was composed by Jon Hallur Haraldsson andCCP Sound Team. It was released on May 26, 2016, and consists of 21 tracks. The music of EVE Online is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon, and can also be streamed on Spotify.

Haraldsson’s predecessor as composer for EVE Online was Jeff van Dyck, who worked on the game’s soundtrack from its release in 2003 until 2011. He was responsible for creating many of the game’s most iconic tracks, such as “Funeral Pyre” and “I Am With You”. Other notable contributors to the game’s music include Jón Leifs, Hildur Guðnadóttir, and Ólafur Arnalds.

The Music of Other Games

In other video games, it is not uncommon for the music to change to reflect the tone of the game play. For example, in Eve Online, as the game progresses and becomes more intense, the music will change to match that intensity. This is a normal and expected part of gameplay in Eve Online.


In conclusion, it is perfectly normal for the music in Eve Online to change to funk when you undock from a station. This is because the game switches to a different playlist when you are in space, and the funk playlist is one of the options. If you don’t like the funk music, you can always change the playlist back to something else.

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