Venture capitalists pour $30M into CCP’s VR plans

    
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If you were worried about the health of EVE Online studio CCP after its recent sale of White Wolf and its associated IP, well, worry a little less. The company just announced that it’s raised $30 million from investors intended to “drive innovation in VR as the technology begins to transform the entertainment industry.”

Investors include global venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates and private equity firm Novator Partners LLP; a pair of partners from the former will be joining CCP’s board of directors.

“We’ve been admirers of CCP for quite some time,” says Harry Weller, one of those partners, in a press release today. “Their legacy with EVE Online and early investments in VR have put them in a leadership position, and we want to partner with them to further build on the great platform they have already established.”

CCP’s plans for VR include EVE Valkyrie, a VR-based dogfighter set in the EVE universe, and Gunjack, a VR-based mobile title.

Source: CCP press release
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FlyinDutchman
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FlyinDutchman

Gibs Qarran SallyBowls1

/agree

CCP has been pouring millions and millions of dollars from eve into failed project after failed project. Honestly the fact they are now being propped up my more rich people whom they will owe more favors does not in anyway assure me about there prospects. 

Their entire gaming catalouge consists of a single aging game, that’s long past it’s prime, and a string of vapor-ware,  bad-decisions, and wasted money a mile long. If CCP can’t come out with another profitable title very, very, soon, they are in serious trouble.

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Saerain SallyBowls1 EVE: Valkyrie was the first title announced. But it will not launch until next year with the launch of the consumer verison of the Oculus Rift. EVE: Gunjack launches on November 20th, making it CCP’s first launched VR game.

Smiggins
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Smiggins

I would be more interested in a EVE space sim MMO than a VR lobby shooter.

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kgptzac

SallyBowls1 You forgot to mention the $99 headset doesn’t include a Samsung flagship smartphone from past two years which is required for it to be useful…

Gibs
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Gibs

Saerain Gibs healthier than a monitor with a monitor at 2cm from your eye? oooook

mmonerd
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mmonerd

Armsbend If vr fails to capture peoples attention in the future CCP will in deep shit. Full pay to win eve online prediction.

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

http://nosygamer.blogspot.com/2015/11/ccp-gets-new-investor.html

The most interesting thing was “To my knowledge, the last time the membership of the board of directors for CCP changed was on 11 April 2013. In response to a gender equity law passed in March 2010, CCP shuffled its board of directors” Imagine the clicks and comments on a “Gaming company changes Management for Gender Equity” article!

Also Gundrak was done in Shanghai which makes sense; that was the company purchased to do console development.

And there are numbers.

mmonerd
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mmonerd

VR just saved CCP for a big time.  Spending money on research and development  actually worth.

Saerain
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Saerain

SallyBowls1 breetoplay DemonicPossession Eh, you need some kind of time span for that to be a meaningful law. Otherwise, any discussion will eventually cover everything. :P

Saerain
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Saerain

Gibs  What kind of eye health risks are you talking about? How? It should be healthier than a monitor.