Hilmar Veigar Pétursson
Hilmar has been leading CCP Games’ ongoing success and growth since his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2004. Under Hilmar’s management CCP’s critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online is celebrating an unprecedented tenth consecutive year of subscriber growth. The Company released its second title, DUST 514, a free-to-play, massively multiplayer first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3 in 2013 and is also developing World of Darkness, a modern gothic horror game based on the classic tabletop roleplaying game Vampire: The Masquerade, and EVE: Valkyrie, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter set to be released in 2014 as an Oculus Rift launch title. In addition, Hilmar has overseen the expansion of CCP operations to Shanghai, China as well as the strategic merger with Atlanta-based White Wolf Publishing in 2006. Before his appointment to the CEO position, Hilmar held the title of CCP's Chief Technical Officer of CCP, heading the engineering effort required to create CCP's persistent world technology and 3D engine.
CCP was founded in the summer of 1997 with the goal of becoming a leading massively multiplayer game company. With the launch of EVE Online in May 2003, CCP has established itself as one of the leading companies in the field, winning numerous awards and receiving critical acclaim worldwide.
CCP is dedicated to the development of cutting edge massively multiplayer games. In addition to EVE Online, the CCP also develops DUST 514, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter, and EVE: Valkyrie, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe. CCP is also developing World of Darkness, a modern gothic horror massively multiplayer online roleplaying game based on the classic tabletop roleplaying game Vampire: the Masquerade.
Massively multiplayer games are virtual realities. They are about creating experiences unattainable in any other form of media. A virtual reality is about true human interaction and true human emotions in a living and evolving world. It is CCP's belief that massively multiplayer games are the biggest revolution in computer gaming history and CCP is dedicated to make the dream of a true virtual reality come into being.
Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, San Francisco, and Shanghai. For more information, visit