CCP Games and Oculus VR have jointly announced that sci-fi dogfighter EVE: Valkyrie will be released as an exclusive launch title for the Oculus VR headgear, and will be co-published by Oculus.
EVE: Valkyrie is a spin-off from EVE Online where players get into the cockpits of their starships for the sole purpose of dogfighting, and CCP use VR so we can "sense the vastness" of space.
They also wanted us feeling a bit cramped in our cockpits as we blast other players and weave in and out of asteroids and the like. It's built from the ground-up with Oculus VR.
"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," programmer Robert Clarke explained. "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 whizz past your head."
"In a very short amount of time this passion project became a full fledged CCP project which we're now working on in Newcastle. It's hard to believe how far we've come in a year!" Valkyrie joins DUST 514 as the second spin-off to the main EVE Online universe, which is 'immortalizing' its community this April with a .
EVE: Valkyrie an exclusive Oculus Rift launch title
05 February 2014 | By Simon Priest
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