CCP Talks Integrating EVE: Valkyrie With EVE: Online

| 28 Oct 2013 17:13
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CCP's David Reid would like to see an EVE universe where Valkyrie players can fight alongside EVE players in battles akin to Battlestar Galactica.

CCP recently left some gamers concerned when chief marketing officer David Reid refused to confirm whether or not EVE: Valkyrie, a spaceflight sim taking place in the EVE Online universe, would be coming to PCs. That bit however, was just part of a larger conversation that has since been published and contains even more interesting information, including details concerning how Valkyrie could tie into EVE Online.

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In EVE, a universe of unbounded opportunity awaits new capsuleers, whether they lust after wealth, crave the fight or simply yearn for adventure among the stars. The venerable and ever-updated science-fiction MMO lets you create a spaceship pilot, mine the stars, engage in corporate warfare, and live in one of the deepest MMO communities available.

Discussing inter-gamer integration, Reid suggested that Valkyrie could potentially be connected to EVE, but that there might still be some separation to help keep things more manageable technically. "You can also go in a different direction that would be technically easier to implement, which would be that they're all in a shared universe," he said. "They share resources, they share an economy and things like that together, but the actual literal combat mechanics are more like orbital bombardment between EVE and [Dust 514] right now. It's not that Valkyrie ships are flying around in the exact same space that EVE frigates and titans and things are; it's a different part of space."

With that being one option, Reid did affirm however that he'd like to see something intertwined a bit more closely together. "Ultimately, the beautiful vision that many of us gamers would have is like, the EVE ship is coming by slowly like a Battlestar from Battlestar Galactica, and then the gates open and out come all the Vipers flying into battle," he explained. "I think that's possible, but I don't think it's going to be happening in 2014. I think that's a little farther out on the roadmap." A roadmap that many EVE fans are likely hoping will include a PC release.

Source: Rock, Paper, Shotgun

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