Idk how the development of Star Citizen is doing, but last i checked the game is currently in a kind of limbo because a bank holds all the rights 'n stuff to the game. so, if this description doesn’t clear it up, i’m suggesting CCP does a buyout of the rights and properties of star citizen from that bank, because obviously the bank is gonna sell it. and here’s why to buy:
obviously this game is poised to make eve very sad and as such claiming the rights to your sole competitor would make you look like internet spaceship disney, and you would be loaded as such for not having competition and also gaining a bunch of people not familiar to eve but familiar to star citizen, because…
The new weapons at your disposal.
WIS was shelved because the old stuff assembling it wasn’t playing nice with eve’s new stuff, not to mention re-implementing it now would require tons of art and programming work, which could maybe be cut in half maybe more if you had some pre-assembled, recent stuff to work with, getting it stitched to the game would require some work, but a LOT of work could be cut out of the implementation process.
WIS wouldn’t be alone, since we could also see a ton of new ships and space stations made from the rest of the models available, just a little bit of re-texturing i reckon should do the trick (a lot simpler than making the model from scratch, at least on paper.)
Since the rights and licensing would be your own, the only real drawback is looking like a scumbag in front of the gaming industry, but most of them aren’t familiar with how EVE online operates anyway, so it’d be more of a cultural enrichment in the EVE way in the way i see it.