Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff to star in virtual reality game EVE: Valkyrie

Actress will play Rán, the leader of the Valkyrie fighter pilots, for CCP's upcoming dogfighting shooter game.

CCP Games announced this week during its Fanfest event that actress Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Riddick, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) will star in its upcoming virtual reality game, EVE: Valkyrie. Sackhoff will play the role of Rán, who is not a player character, but rather the voice in your ear as you play. As the leader of the Valkyrie fighter pilots, she'll send you on missions and such.

"The first time I played EVE: Valkyrie I immediately knew I had to be a part of it," Sackhoff said in a statement. "Even with the roles I have played, it is the closest I have ever felt to being a real spaceship pilot. It is a truly transformative video game experience."

EVE: Valkyrie is a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter set in the EVE universe. It is currently in development for the Facebook-owned Oculus Rift headset and Sony's PlayStation 4 virtual reality technology, Project Morpheus.

This is not the first time Sackhoff has appeared in a video game. She also lent her voice to 2007's Halo 3, 2009's Resistance 2, and 2011's Spider-Man: Edge of Time.

Also during CCP's Fanfest this week, the developer announced that EVE: Valkyrie has been redesigned to run in Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4. Previously, the game ran in the Unity game engine.

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komitetgosuder
komitetgosuder

she's got a good body, but a good actress she is not...

faschijp
faschijp

Her statement sounds like it was written for her to say haha nobody talks like that 

mkeezay22
mkeezay22

"Also during CCP's Fanfest this week, the developer announced that EVE: Valkyrie has been redesigned to run in Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4. Previously, the game ran in the Unity game engine."

I'm pretty sure the PS4 version is still running on Unity or at least it was at the conference, it was running on UE4 on PC so I'm not sure if they plan on using unreal engine 4 for PS4.

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

This is awesome news, possible Starbuck and Viper skin DLCs would be even better :)

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

I never been a supporter of x-rated video games.... until now. ME and Howard from BBT would soo want this. 

Zoberk
Zoberk

So CCP cancelled World of Darkness for a dog-fight MMO thing?

mattcake
mattcake

Cos Tricia Helfer was too expensive.

bianconiglio444
bianconiglio444

@komitetgosuder  no she's not, infact she's not just good, she's a GREAT actress

suppaphly42
suppaphly42

@MaXiMuS2oo9 sexy would have been the other blond from battlestar who did a voice in ME now she is sexy.

Hayasmez
Hayasmez

@mattcake  They would have her play an AI. Because people have no imagination.