Even at the time of the announcement, CCP Games promised to give users the opportunity to try out the upcoming EVE Vanguard project in December. It seems that the developers are going to keep their promise, as they announced the exact date for the closed alpha testing.
The first test, called First Strike, will begin on December 7, at 15:00 Moscow time, and will end on December 11 at the same time. To participate, you only need to have an Omega subscription to the MMORPG EVE Online. You can launch the shooter directly through the EVE Online launcher.
According to the developers, the alpha testing will have a significant impact not only on EVE Vanguard itself, but also on the EVE universe. Even within this phase, the structure of New Eden will be affected, as players will be able to travel to the surface of the planet to influence the level of destabilization or stabilization in systems covered by pirate intervention.