EVE: Valkyrie confirmed AAA Oculus Rift Exclusive

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#1 Edited by TheFadeForever (1380 posts) -

Oculus VR announced today that EVE: Valkyrie, the EVE Online-based space dogfighting simulator, will be an "exclusive launch title" for the Oculus Rift headset. Describing it as "one of the first AAA games designed exclusively for the Rift," Oculus said Valkyrie is "a brilliant showcase for the power of VR." A demo for the game won several awards at E3 2013 and also made a big splash at CES 2014 in January.

"We strongly believe the best VR experiences are going to be the ones built from the ground up for VR, and we've kept that in mind whilst developing Valkyrie," CCP said in a statement. "We wanted people to really feel like they were there - to sense the vastness of space, feel the confined area of the cockpit and get that adrenaline rush as you see an exploding fighter whiz past your head."

Oculus also announced the release of the Oculus Latency Tester as open source hardware, meaning that anyone can "freely use, modify, distribute, tear apart and even sell the project or pieces of it to your heart's content." People who have a need for the tester but don't feel like building one of their own can also order it online.

Read more at http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/132033-EVE-Valkyrie-Confirmed-As-Oculus-Exclusive-Launch-Title?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=news#UHRahhBRzpir7Zoe.99

#2 Edited by Consternated (465 posts) -

I'll resub to EVE when the OR arrives then... Should be fun!

#3 Posted by EndlessInfinity (219 posts) -

never played Eve but that looks interesting

#4 Posted by TheFadeForever (1380 posts) -

If the exclusive end up good I might buy one

#5 Edited by naz99 (790 posts) -
@Consternated said:

I'll resub to EVE when the OR arrives then... Should be fun!

@endlessinfinity said:

never played Eve but that looks interesting

You do realise this is Eve: Valkyrie Not EVE ONLINE? it is a Seperate dog fighting sim and has nothing to do with the MMO

#6 Posted by MBirdy88 (6300 posts) -

@TheFadeForever: right, just like Dust... I'm not convinced CCP are "AAA developers" ... they happened to make a MMORPG concept that was fun 10 years ago.... and lucked out by having players that actually made the game seem better than it was by doing slow-repetitive things on a grand scale.

Reading about EVE is always impressive... actually doing it yourself now in 2014 though.... its completely the opposite.

#7 Posted by nini200 (8875 posts) -

Couple this with WiiMote and Nunchuck with Motion Plus (or PS Move if Sony will use it) and you have the beginnings to true Virtual Reality Gaming. Trailer looks great. I'll wait for gameplay now. Thanks for the heads up

#8 Posted by KHAndAnime (12726 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

@TheFadeForever: right, just like Dust... I'm not convinced CCP are "AAA developers" ... they happened to make a MMORPG concept that was fun 10 years ago.... and lucked out by having players that actually made the game seem better than it was by doing slow-repetitive things on a grand scale.

Reading about EVE is always impressive... actually doing it yourself now in 2014 though.... its completely the opposite.

You do know AAA doesn't mean "good game", right? Simply means it's a big-budget project.

#9 Edited by Heil68 (40592 posts) -

Never tried Eve, but I dont see me getting Rift to try it.

#10 Posted by Basinboy (10675 posts) -

Telling about where Oculus stands patent-wise with their platform. Why else do you pursue publishing?

#11 Posted by Shewgenja (6931 posts) -

Sewer Shark ^_^

#12 Posted by Pray_to_me (2477 posts) -

no thanks. not spending 5k to play your indie game

#13 Posted by Jankarcop (8053 posts) -

pc wins again

#14 Posted by JangoWuzHere (15628 posts) -

I'm not sure if a space combat shooter is the best way to show off the oculus rift.

#15 Posted by CroidX (702 posts) -
#16 Posted by Consternated (465 posts) -

@naz99 said:
@Consternated said:

I'll resub to EVE when the OR arrives then... Should be fun!

@endlessinfinity said:

never played Eve but that looks interesting

You do realise this is Eve: Valkyrie Not EVE ONLINE? it is a Seperate dog fighting sim and has nothing to do with the MMO

My bad.

I'm not sure if a space combat shooter is the best way to show off the oculus rift.

Are you kidding? Cockpit view inside a Titan?!

#17 Posted by Couth_ (9689 posts) -

That looks amazing but I can't believe they are making rift exclusive games? That can't possibly end well

#18 Posted by senses_fail_06 (6727 posts) -

> AAA title

> Oculus Rift exclusive

Choose one.

#19 Posted by KittenNose (209 posts) -

Mineminemineminemineminemineminegimmegimmegimmegimme WHY ISN"T IT MINE! I am throwing my wallet at the monitor but it just bounces off!

That said, can someone tell me how much I am going to spend on this. I bet the figure makes me sad...

#20 Posted by MBirdy88 (6300 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

@TheFadeForever: right, just like Dust... I'm not convinced CCP are "AAA developers" ... they happened to make a MMORPG concept that was fun 10 years ago.... and lucked out by having players that actually made the game seem better than it was by doing slow-repetitive things on a grand scale.

Reading about EVE is always impressive... actually doing it yourself now in 2014 though.... its completely the opposite.

You do know AAA doesn't mean "good game", right? Simply means it's a big-budget project.

yes, but was dust a big budget game? was Eve when it first came out?

#21 Edited by CroidX (702 posts) -

@MBirdy88:

I don't think I ever read anything from CCP that said Dust was AAA

#22 Edited by SEANMCAD (5464 posts) -

To be fair I would rather CCP not be considered AAA because they actually make interesting games. AAAs do not.

#23 Posted by Sushiglutton (5105 posts) -

Awesome, will probably get.

@nini200 said:

Couple this with WiiMote and Nunchuck with Motion Plus (or PS Move if Sony will use it) and you have the beginnings to true Virtual Reality Gaming. Trailer looks great. I'll wait for gameplay now. Thanks for the heads up

Or perhaps a flightstick?

#24 Posted by jhonMalcovich (3874 posts) -

If you die in the game, you die for real.

#25 Posted by SEANMCAD (5464 posts) -

no thanks. not spending 5k to play your indie game

???

headset will be less than $300.

That said, I think I would spend several thousands for a good VR experience.

Having said that, if you dont like indie games then yes you should run away and dont look back.

#26 Edited by ShepardCommandr (1543 posts) -

Another shitty indie game

#27 Posted by TheFadeForever (1380 posts) -

@Pray_to_me:

Not an indie when Oculus Rift is helping with publishing the game

#28 Posted by edwardecl (1324 posts) -

Should sell about 20 copies of the game then...

#29 Posted by SEANMCAD (5464 posts) -

@Pray_to_me:

Not an indie when Oculus Rift is helping with publishing the game

I would consider Oculus Rift an indie product.

Basically indie means 'without publisher' Oculus is crowdfunded

#30 Posted by SEANMCAD (5464 posts) -

Should sell about 20 copies of the game then...

My personal opinion is that anyone who is not intrested in VR is a moron but I try to stay open minded.

#31 Edited by Riverwolf007 (23173 posts) -

after all that hype it's funny what a huge failure the rift was and how they are all gathering dust in the bottoms of peoples closets now.

oops, disregard that i was posting from 2016 again.

#32 Edited by pelvist (4233 posts) -

Good, cant wait. I hope ill get to try this at EGX next month.

#33 Posted by SEANMCAD (5464 posts) -

after all that hype it's funny what a huge failure the rift was and how they are all gathering dust in the bottoms of peoples closets now.

oops, disregard that i was posting from 2016 again.

lol..

that was a little to obvious of a troll move.

#34 Edited by TheFadeForever (1380 posts) -

@SEANMCAD:

The Oculus Rift was partially crowfunded most of the money they got was not from Kickstarter only 2.4 million out of the 91 million they received came from crowdfunding. Also I'm talking about the game Eve: Valkyrie that's being published by the company behind the Oculus Rift. And there is no such thing as a indie product because a product is just a product.

#35 Edited by SEANMCAD (5464 posts) -

@TheFadeForever said:

@SEANMCAD:

The Oculus Rift was partially crowfunded most of the money they got was not from Kickstarter only 2.4 million out of the 91 million they received came from crowdfunding. Also I'm talking about the game Eve: Valkyrie that's being published by the company behind the Oculus Rift.

I dont think that is accurate on both counts.

I think all the money for the Oculus Rift was crowd funded and CCP is publishing Eve: Valkryine which has no direct economic ties to Oculus

where are you getting your information?

I did find this however that came out in December

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-57615529-235/oculus-rift-gets-major-boost-with-$75m-in-funding/

but I am very curious about the economic tie between CCP and Oculyus

#36 Posted by V3rciS (2206 posts) -

Hell yeah... now we're talking business!

PS: I would like to say a nice "Fuck you" to all those people that called Oculus Rift and VR in general to be a no sense gimmick.

#37 Edited by TheFadeForever (1380 posts) -

@SEANMCAD:

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/12/oculus_rift_review_the_virtual_reality_headset_will_change_everything.html

http://wccftech.com/version-oculus-rift-virtual-reality-headset-showcased-ces-2014/

"The Oculus Rift is a consumer-focused virtual reality headset that made its start onKickstarter in August 2013, where it asked for $250,000 but earned nearly $2.5 million in backing. Since then, it’s picked up loads more venture capital (about $91 million in total) to produce its mass-market product due sometime in 2014 at a targeted cost of about $300. It’s fair to say that it’s earned a few believers with deep pockets already."

#38 Posted by SEANMCAD (5464 posts) -

@SEANMCAD:

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/12/oculus_rift_review_the_virtual_reality_headset_will_change_everything.html

"The Oculus Rift is a consumer-focused virtual reality headset that made its start onKickstarter in August 2013, where it asked for $250,000 but earned nearly $2.5 million in backing. Since then, it’s picked up loads more venture capital (about $91 million in total) to produce its mass-market product due sometime in 2014 at a targeted cost of about $300. It’s fair to say that it’s earned a few believers with deep pockets already."

Most were from Venture Capital

the article I linked also show a venture capitalist involved so I stand corrected on that point.

However, I do not see a funding backing relationship between CCP and Oculus.

#39 Posted by V3rciS (2206 posts) -

Would like to add this video that shows Oculus experience can indeed feel genuinely 'real'


#40 Edited by TheFadeForever (1380 posts) -

@SEANMCAD:

. Oculus VR is co publishing the game with CCP and right now we do not how much they are involved in the game unless CCP gives us more information.

#41 Posted by SEANMCAD (5464 posts) -

@V3rciS said:

Would like to add this video that shows Oculus experience can indeed feel genuinely 'real'

and this is without Crystal Cove, higher resolution or six sense technology.

VR is here...

#42 Edited by lawlessx (45622 posts) -

@V3rciS said:

Would like to add this video that shows Oculus experience can indeed feel genuinely 'real'

that was awesome lol