Do you all remember betas? They used to be something games went through, back in the days before early access, alphas, pre-alphas, and pre-pre-alphas. EVE Valkyrie is part of the modern generation of development that won’t be sandwiching a beta between alpha and launch, although it doesn’t mean that the game isn’t ready for prime time.
The fighter title will be wrapping up its alpha program next week on March 12th in preparation for launch. CCP thanked the testers for helping to ferret out bugs: “You’ve helped us fix bugs and balance ships. You’ve hung out on the forums, asking all the right questions, pushing us to make the game better. Our alpha pilots have been instrumental in helping shape the future of the game.”
EVE Valkyrie will launch on March 28th and is part of a $599 package that includes the Oculus Rift.