EVE Valkyrie launches today alongside the Oculus Rift

CCP’s VR shooter EVE: Valkyrie opens its doors today alongside the formal launch of the Oculus Rift platform and 29 other titles.

“We intend to be very open about what our feature roadmap looks like and we want your feedback on its content and priority,” writes Executive Producer Owen “CCP Digger” O’Brien in his launch address today. “This is the beginning of a journey. Welcome to the next life.”

We’ve included the launch trailer and gorgeous screenshots below.

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GoJammit
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GoJammit

It’s probably been more than 10 years now, but Dave and Busters used to have these pods you’re talking about. So much money spent. Probably the only thing that got that much dough out of me was Laser Quest. And it stinks because when they took it out, they replaced it with a rose racing game. Are you friggin kidding me!?! It made me so happy to come in there and see no one touch the thing. I stopped going to. Arcade scene isn’t what it used to be. But that’s another story.
I know people say it’s all a big p2w thing, but I did enjoy myself when I playedi suppose like any other game I owed them something if I was enjoying it but I never got around to paying it. I would just dip in after I heard there was a big update and be like, “yeah this is coming along nicely.” Play a few games and leave. It kinda the way I treat Star Citizen, except MWO is released.

Dixa
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Dixa

ApathyCurve eve online has been in the black for so long they can pretty much do whatever they want. they make an absurd money selling plex each month, not to mention how many individuals run multiple accounts each – all with subs, or subs bought via plex. either way – they got money to burn, even after what they spent on world of darkness.

Dixa
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Dixa

GoJammit no. no nononononononononononoNONONONONONO!!

mechwarrior 2. best mechwarrior game ever. came out at a time when Virtual World still existed and had a joint somewhat near me. 

Best memories of early 90’s – going to Virtual World, paying 9 bucks to play a 6 on 6 game of battletech in a vulture VR4. Full on battlepod that closed around you. every button worked. joystick and throttle. i spent HUNDREDS of dollars there monthly before i was even old enough to drink at the bar – which likely made most of their money.

i want that back. mwo is crap. gimme mechwarrior 2 the pve game exactly as it was but updated to current gen, then create a proper multiplayer component for it. 

you have no idea how many of us are out here waiting 25+ years for someone to do this franchise right – and i never even read the books or touched the board game.

ItsLorgarn
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Xerandus Yes, I’m more than aware that something like the scenario I described above will never ever happen. Hence this part “Imagine a world…” which I started my sentence with.
Obviously implementing VR into a game like EVE would require such a massive overhaul of the entire engine and each of its features, it just wouldn’t be feasible.

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ItsLorgarn Smiggins

*hits “Return Fighter to Fighter Bay Override”* that or Frank gets left behind.

Also that would really reduce the carrier pilot to sitting there and doing not much of anything while the fighters fight.  That doesn’t sounds real fun for the carrier pilot.  You can save the comments about “fun in EVE” being an oxymoron.  I had some in a little fight that happened yesterday in Tribute.

Given all the legacy code in EVE and the advantage a VR pilot would have over a 2D flown ship, I don’t see the two being put together.  Ever.

ItsLorgarn
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ItsLorgarn

Smiggins Imagine a world where a player-controlled Archon fleet releases their fighters which are controlled individually by players in VR.
“God damnit it Frank! Get back here and dock already we’ve got a jump order. Hurry up!”

Taun
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Taun

theeknighthood Giggilybits But how are 3d movies on your DK2?  :~)

I’m going to have to wait until July for my CV1 Rift, as well as an upgraded GPU.  But I’m looking forward to trying out 3d that doesn’t dim, distort colors, or make my eyes hurt.

Thoemse
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Thoemse

Yes. Not onl to find then. You never loose them out of your sight. It is a whole different way of flying.

Smiggins
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Smiggins

DugFromTheEarth It doesnt even look $60 fun to me. Ultimately its just another lobby shooter. They need to let you fly these little ships in EVE.

If EVE implemented space sim controls I would consider paying a lot more than $60.

Smiggins
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Smiggins

Thoemse DugFromTheEarth  Is that because you can turn your head which turns the camera so you can find enemies easier than non-VR players?

Smiggins
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Smiggins

Now CCP, here is what you do. You take EVE and give it Valkyries flight and combat mechanics. Then you have a game that could become as big as WoW.

ps….. the Valkyrie ships dont look very EVE-like to me.

GoJammit
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GoJammit

Maybe this would work well in mech warrior online?

theeknighthood
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theeknighthood

Giggilybits I am not sure it will go quite that way, at least I hope not, because I love my DK2, however the price point is defiantly going to slow it down its selling on the market at least for now, having a 3D TV and a DK2 I can say, 3D movies to me are kind of meh, DK2 amazes me every time I use it! :)

theeknighthood
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theeknighthood

alexjwillis So many fond memories from X-Wing, such a good game!

theeknighthood
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theeknighthood

Dixa Would totally buy into that!

arktourosx
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arktourosx

Dixa Hahaha I was going to say what about MWO…but I think you caught yourself too :)

Dixa
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Dixa

game looks amazing.

please someone…make a mechwarrior game.

no scratch that. just take mechwarrior 2 and update the engine. change nothing else. put on a VR headset. enjoy all the monies you will reign in from us old people.

Thoemse
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Thoemse

DugFromTheEarth
Would not be fun being shot to pieces by every VR owner though. The advantage is huge. Elite Dangerous Arena showed me this (I used a DK2. It is a turkey shoot).

ApathyCurve
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ApathyCurve

So… CCP is dumping money into a niche spin-off game dependent upon a proprietary piece of electronics.  I guess it’s because that plan worked out so well for them last time.

alexjwillis
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alexjwillis

When I was a kid, losing myself for weeks on end playing X-Wing and TIE Fighter on my lowly 386, I would dream vividly of a game like this. Not very many games can evoke that same sentiment.

Giggilybits
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Giggilybits

zyrusticae Giggilybits  Ive never experienced a VR headset and im sure its quite stunning but do I think everyone is going to rush out and buy one. Probably not. Im sure the price tag is an issue. I have a feeling it will make a lot of people queasy as well. At least with a 3D movie it only cost me 10 dollars per person to find out if I like it or not.

SallyBowls1
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SpacePanda DugFromTheEarth  Although you would prefer to play it on the PS4.5/PS4K

zyrusticae
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zyrusticae

Giggilybits Every single time someone compares VR to 3D, it reveals their ignorance of how VR actually works.

SpacePanda
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SpacePanda

DugFromTheEarth  I believe it’ll be on the PS4 via PSVR later this year, but otherwise I haven’t been able to find any information on it being completely non-VR.

Giggilybits
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Giggilybits

I think this is going to go the way of 3D movies.

DugFromTheEarth
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DugFromTheEarth

will there be a version of this that is for non-VR? It looks pretty fun, but not 600 dollars fun.

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