EVE Online's Stunning Oculus Rift Demo Becomes A Real Game

Members of the press at E3 2013 and fans at this year's CCP Fanfest wouldn't shut up about how cool the Oculus Rift-powered EVE VR demo was, so CCP is making EVE: Valkyrie, a multiplayer space dogfighting game set in the EVE universe. I hope you're all happy. I know I am. There can never be too many space dogfighters, and adding virtual reality to the mix ensures the record for the most fun I've ever had while puking all over myself will be broken in 2014, when the game is scheduled for release.

To get an idea of the experience, just imagine this...

EVE Online's Stunning Oculus Rift Demo Becomes A Real Game

...only all over. Yes, I just referenced the Fantastic Four movie, and I'm feeling pretty good about it.

"From the moment this year's Fanfest attendees first got their hands on EVE-VR, the question has been, 'When can I have this?'," said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP via official announcement. "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."

You can find out more about EVE Valkyrie over at the game website, because that's what it's for.


Comments

    Star Citizen by Chris Roberts - GG

    ok, I couldn't stop laughing at the puking all over myself line. Nice one!

    I got a rift. I'll beta test!

    If only it was that easy. =(

      You know... if you ever... get tired of the rift... you can like.... send it to me? O_O Just saying...

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Br2e-41XkM (Not my channel)

        Virtual Reality Cinema. I've already used it to watch a couple of anime episodes. The only annoying part was ripping the DVDs so I could do it. But the version I have is/was a clearly in-development release.

        I never need to go to a cinema again. o.o

        Last edited 22/08/13 10:05 am

    Always good to have more space flight sims, but for now my loyalty will stay with Star Citizen. The whole EVE experience left a bad taste in my mouth.

    With all this console news atm, stories like this remind me while its good to have a PC =D

    space sim + rift + x52 (or similar) = all time dream!

    *throws money at screen*
    gimme gimme gimme!

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