'EVE Online' Anywhere beta allows you to play the MMO in your browser

And at 60 frames per second and 1080p.

A production still of a spaceship in a laser battle from EVE Online video game. (CCP Games)

EVE Online is a game that's known, among other things, for its massive (and expensive) space battles. And while you could get into it with a relatively modest PC (and soon Mac), it has always helped to have a more powerful system. At least, that used to be the case. Developer CCP Games announced today that it's starting to beta test a version of the game called EVE Anywhere that will allow you to play the MMO, well, almost anywhere. All you need to check out the game in its newest incarnation is a compatible browser — be that Chrome, Edge, Safari or Firefox — and a fast enough internet connection. What's more, the new client will allow you to play the game at 1080p and 60 frames per second, with no additional download on your part.

The beta is currently open to anyone in the US who wants to try it — though you'll need to meet some requirements. Current players who pay for the game's $15 per month Omega subscription can check out EVE Anywhere at any point during the limited-time beta and at no additional cost. Meanwhile, if you're new to EVE, you'll be automatically signed up for the beta when you create an account, and you can check it out on your first login. To continue playing, however, you'll need to sign up for an Omega subscription.

Update 03/16 10:28AM ET: Added clarification from CCP Games on how beta enrollment works for new players.