There are not factions in the Empire that have picked up a new ship design over time.
But others whose ships we have access to.
Most notably Concord and ORE come to mind here.
With ORE, we’ve gotten a change just from the restructuring of the Exhumer and Mining Barge and thus the adjusted slot layout.
This gives me the personal impression that these ships look much more compact.
Concord’s ships haven’t been available for very long and have undergone a significant change.
Although they’re not nearly as powerful as their force-owned counterparts, these ships definitely look more dangerous now.
In the past, especially the battleships looked very skeletal and fragile and have not made the impression of a powerful ship.
Actually, I present here only the ships that have received a new model. The Concord ships but in the course of availability for players the new model received. Therefore, I make an exception at this point and thus place the ship available for players against a police ship of Concord in comparison. Also, these ships are T2 variants by design. A T1 variant does not exist.
Here we also focus on the T1, that is, the standard variant.
All ships were revised with the YC118.8 release on September 13:
The Concord ships will be available to capsuleers in 2017. The Marshal initially only through the Fanfest and EVE Vegas ticket. The blueprints, and thus the ships themselves, will be available as part of Project Discovery, which launched in 2017. As of this writing, the exclusivity of the Marshal has also been lifted and is also available to players as a reward in Project Discovery.