EVE: Valkyrie confirmed AAA Oculus Rift Exclusive

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#1 Edited by TheFadeForever (2590 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

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#2 Edited by Consternated (848 posts) -

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

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#3 Posted by EndlessInfinity (231 posts) -

never played Eve but that looks interesting

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#4 Posted by TheFadeForever (2590 posts) -

If the exclusive end up good I might buy one

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#5 Edited by naz99 (2678 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

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#6 Posted by MBirdy88 (11107 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.

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#7 Posted by nini200 (11477 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

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#8 Posted by KHAndAnime (16834 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.

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#9 Edited by Heil68 (56383 posts) -

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

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#10 Posted by Basinboy (12317 posts) -

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

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#11 Posted by Shewgenja (16164 posts) -

Sewer Shark ^_^

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#12 Posted by Pray_to_me (3763 posts) -

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

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#13 Posted by Jankarcop (11056 posts) -

pc wins again

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#14 Posted by JangoWuzHere (19015 posts) -

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

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#15 Posted by CroidX (1526 posts) -

@Pray_to_me:

you need to try harder

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#16 Posted by Consternated (848 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.

@JangoWuzHere said:

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?!

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#17 Posted by Couth_ (10369 posts) -

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

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#18 Posted by senses_fail_06 (7045 posts) -

> AAA title

> Oculus Rift exclusive

Choose one.

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#19 Posted by KittenNose (1077 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...

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#20 Posted by MBirdy88 (11107 posts) -

@KHAndAnime said:

@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?

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#21 Edited by CroidX (1526 posts) -

@MBirdy88:

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

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#23 Posted by Sushiglutton (6621 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?

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#24 Posted by jhonMalcovich (6924 posts) -

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

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#26 Edited by ShepardCommandr (4203 posts) -

Another shitty indie game

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#27 Posted by TheFadeForever (2590 posts) -

@Pray_to_me:

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

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#28 Posted by edwardecl (2241 posts) -

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

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#31 Edited by Riverwolf007 (25823 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.

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#32 Edited by pelvist (6201 posts) -

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

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#34 Edited by TheFadeForever (2590 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.

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#36 Posted by V3rciS (2218 posts) -

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

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

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#37 Edited by TheFadeForever (2590 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."

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#39 Posted by V3rciS (2218 posts) -

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


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#40 Edited by TheFadeForever (2590 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.

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#42 Edited by lawlessx (48381 posts) -

@V3rciS said:

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

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that was awesome lol