EVE: Valkyrie announced for Oculus Rift

EVE Online creator confirms space-combat VR game based on EVE universe will launch in 2014.

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EVE Online developer CCP Games has announced that it will release virtual-reality space-combat game EVE: Valkyrie in 2014, as reported by AusGamers.

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The game was previously shown to EVE Online series supporters as EVE-VR, a working prototype, at the company's EVE Fanfest event held in April this year. According to a previous PCGamesN article, the game shown at the time was a six-on-six dogfighting experience set in the EVE universe. The game took advantage of the Oculus Rift and allowed players to track enemy targets by tilting and turning the headset. Players were able to fight for either Amarr or Minmatar forces in matches running for three minutes.

No further gameplay details, information on intended release platforms, or potential integration with EVE Online have been revealed. While the Oculus Rift is currently a PC-focused peripheral, the EVE creator has previously also dabbled with console development, releasing first-person shooter Dust 514 on the PlayStation 3.

"From the moment this year's Fanfest attendees first got their hands on EVE-VR, the question has been, 'When can I have this?' CCP CEO Hilmar Petursson said in a statement on the studio's website. "What started as a passion project by a small, incredibly talented group of CCP developers became one of the most highly anticipated games of the year--before we even announced it. We have big plans for EVE: Valkyrie, and I can't wait to share more details later this year."

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Never got the bug towards Eve online but this looks interesting.

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If it is tied to the eve mmo fighting big capital ships count me in.

I like eve as a game but i like valeries intense combat more.

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This should be tied to the EvE mmo, i like fighter combat, i hate their capital ship control.:/

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It's because of Star Citizen (https://robertsspaceindustries.com/about-rsi), their scared crap-less. That's why they're doing this. They don't want to loose 50% of their paying EVE loyalists.

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@4blizzard So.. does it have gameplay yet?

Star citizen, while cool, will not pull people from Eve. The fact that you suggest it shows that you really have no clue what kind of game Eve is.

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@Arcturuss @4blizzard I tried the 2 week Free account. It's not for everybody and the steep learning curve is what turned me off. But Star Citizen is taking some elements from Eve Online, Wing Commander and the X series. This type of player controlled combat (so it seems) is much more immersive than just clicking on a spot and watching your spaceship fly to that destination.

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@4blizzard yea i think the same thing:D

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@4blizzard that seems to be true.


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Me likey EVE. Very likely a buy.

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This... Will DEFINITELY be paying attention to this...

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This looks friggin' immense.

Apologies to PC gamers, but I really hope this comes to consoles as well.

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Wow...I want this game now. I MISS Star Wars: Rogue Squadron games...this reminds me of it so much.

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I WANT!

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IVE GOT AN IDEA make it so Eve: Valkyrie is a mmo just like dust 514 and eve online and make it so eve: Valkyrie players play with eve online players and dust 514 players like if they take down a ship in dust 514 your team will have a advantage and you can call the pc gamers to get on eve online and send orbital strikes onto ships blowing them up

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@radcrab123 No thanks. I don't go for MMOs, they're either subscription based or they're F2P and you have to spend to get any actual content. I'd actually like to play this game.

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@radcrab123 We can make Ship PVP on Eve already. No need for another mmo with space dogfights in Eve Universe.

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@arqe @radcrab123 I would not call that "ship pvp". More like point and click menu fighting (my menu beats your menu!). And I definitely would not call it "space dogfights". Much less use the term "another".

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so, Oculus Rift is a platform now??? "Annouced for Oculus Rift" oh really, i can play it with the glasses only?

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I looove me some simulated space combat! Does anyone here know if it's possible to "follow" the Oculus Rift hardware? You know, like you can follow games on this site and when there's news for it you'll be notified?

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Saw the image on article and saw Eve Online next to it , i was like "WTF IS THIS SHIT ON EVE".

Now i see. No Problem ...

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If this gets intergrated for Dust 514, then thats awesome news!!!!..


But i don't want this on Ps3, just put it on PS4, it makes sense.

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@Zoza24 Oculus Rift support for consoles is not revealed yet if I am not mistaken .

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@Cloud_imperium @Zoza24 And Sony has the Oculus Rift development kid, so the changes are there, but it doesn't means anything for EVE VR being on Playstation though.

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Sorry @Zoza24 Sony Computer Entertainment head of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida is a big Oculus Rift fan, it turns out. "We've got a couple of the development kits, and I tried it out and I love it," he told us in an interview. Whether the PlayStation 4 will support it is another question. "No, it doesn't," Yoshida told us.

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3 days left for the release of Star Citizen's Hangar module . Can't wait :-D

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Edited By TheOnlyConan

@Cloud_imperium Just officially bought the game. I wanted to get in before gamescon and all the alpha/beta spots get taken.

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@Cloud_imperium

But your always on this website anyway?

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@Michael Fishman yes but from what i know its a stand alone game and nothing to do with the main Eve MMORPG other than its in the same universe.

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@Caldrin Should't that be a good thing ?

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@DarckArchon @Caldrin maybe.. maybe not.. would have been cool to intergrate into the eve game itself.. but on its own it has some very stiff competition mainly from Star Citizen and Elite.. Still it looks pretty nice will just have to wait for more info.

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It's going to be fun to watch kids get dizzy turning around non stop trying to lock on their target.

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@masterdrat your not ment to be twirling around like an idiot. tracking targets will be as if you were in a jet fighter tracking targets looking through the skies, red marking enemies as you fly past and do loops and rolls. if you were dizzy tracking targets i think there would be no pilots today and no one would be driving cars as you observe your surroundings "you would get dizzy" i beg to differ with your comment if they get the chemicals right to trick your brain into thinking your within the action

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