Empyrean Age, the new expansion to EVE Online, is now live according to the official website:
EVE Online: Empyrean Age has been successfully deployed on Tranquility and we’re now open for business! We invite you to explore the new region “Black Rise” or try the new feature Factional Warfare, to fight for glory and fame in the service of your faction.
EVE Online: Empyrean Age adds a new “Factional Warfare” system designed to bridge the gap between communities of players with different levels of intensity in gameplay style. Primarily accomplished with a small-scale PvP combat system, Factional Warfare makes for some quick combat and heated exchanges with other players, and allows you to ease into the depths of EVE Online.