What started as a five-man passion project has evolved into the next game in the EVE universe.
When I walked into the CCP suite at E3, I had planned to see the latest on DUST 514 and EVE Online, but what really got my attention was a row of screens along the wall with the Oculus Rift VR goggles attached to it. After putting on the headset and giving the game a spin, by the time I was done, I was the one spinning. The fast-paced space sim combat was literally dizzying.
At the time, it was dubbed simply as EVE VR, but today at GamesCom, CCP revealed the project as been retitled as EVE: Valkyrie, and it will be coming out some time next year. The project was initially created by five members of the CCP dev team to see what it could do with the Oculus Rift, and it has now become a full-blown project at CCP's Newcastle studio.
"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's Hilmar Petursson told IGN. "We have big plans for EVE: Valkyrie and I can't wait to share more details later this year."
The game is planned as a multiplayer shooter, nut just how many players will be able to join in has not been revealed yet, or if the game will have a non-VR component. We'll update once more information is revealed from GamesCom.
Check out the video released for the game, then imagine it in VR: