Atlas Reactor launches Vive preview, EVE Gunjack launches on Vive, EVE Valkyrie confirms Vive arrival in 2016

    
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If you’re not quite sure you’ll want to play Atlas Reactor when its closed beta launches on April 14th, then today’s playable preview might be for you, at least if you’re on the bleeding edge of gaming tech, as Trion has released an “interactive VR exploration” of Atlas Reactor’s characters for the Steam-backed HTC Vive, downloadable today.

“The VR experience built by Trion’s virtual reality lab showcases Atlas’ most wanted Freelancers in a revolutionary new way. Perched atop one of the many skyscrapers in the game’s cloud-piercing cityscape, users will get an up-close look at Atlas Reactor’s full character roster. They can watch Freelancers perform in-game abilities and taunts, in addition to previewing each character’s visual customization options, like skins and styles, with the wave of a hand.”

Trion is serious about VR; CEO Scott Hartsman says his company “believe[s] in the promise of VR”: “We know there’s a long road ahead before millions of people have these and we want to be here creating experiences for you every step of the way. For now, we hope early VR adopters have some fun with this token of our high esteem for VR.”

In other Vive news, CCP Games has confirmed that EVE Valkyrie is also on the way to the platform later this year. Valkyrie and little sister EVE Gunjack, which was already known to be Vive-bound and made that journey today as well, launched for the Oculus Rift last week.

Source: Press release
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MrEllis
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MrEllis

I don’t even like wearing a headset. I think I’m gonna sit this revolution out.

karmamule
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karmamule

melissaheather karmamule Lol, indeed…  I’m still not used to seeing that out of the corner of my eye.  (I had a teeny unobtrusive Falcon NW Fragbox before, exactly the opposite in terms of bling quotient)

melissaheather
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melissaheather

karmamule melissaheather When my dad (a big rocky movie fan) sees a really hot car, he does a gravelly Mickey voice and says, “It looks like it’ll eat lightning and crap thunda!”
So.  yeah.  :)   nice hooptie there, man :)

Veldan
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Veldan

karmamule /drool

agemyth
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agemyth

I don’t see EVE Valkyrie being a big deal much longer than the launch windows of these headsets, but it is still nice that CCP wasn’t shooting for a platform exclusive experience with Valkyrie. We know how that went for them last time.

agemyth
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agemyth

karmamule melissaheather PC gaming is Pay2Win @_@

Veldan
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Veldan

DEV_Pithos Thanks for clarifying this!

Denngar
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Denngar

DugFromTheEarth This is how I feel most of the time when I’m hearing a game will also have VR. I’ve gotten to try some really cool VR demos, but also some that just made me ask, “Why is this VR?” Especially in terms of multiplayer games, there needs to be a significant reason to choose VR over non-VR, as the former requires significantly different gameplay mechanics to make it both interesting and relevant. When just vaguely adapted, the VR user or the non-VR user will most likely have an advantage over the other unless the game’s VR experience simply isn’t good enough to warrant the additional need of an expensive headset.

DEV_Pithos
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DEV_Pithos

Veldan – Hey, just to give you an update:  I’m now working on Atlas Reactor, and I’m no longer on Rift.  Oculus support for Rift was put on hold when Oculus announced they were dropping support for DirectX9.  The game engine itself would need to be updated to DirectX11 or 12 first, a significant undertaking. 

-Pithos

karmamule
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karmamule

melissaheather karmamule You are quite right melissa, I’m also very excited by some of the non-gaming efforts I’m hearing!  In some ways I think the raw enthusiasm is even more palpable from the people who are discussing all the potential OTHER than gaming.  It’s arriving tomorrow, but I have to clear my dining room and replace a too-low lighting fixture, so probably will actually play this weekend.

Oh, and I just got a new gaming rig that is a bit over-the-top.  i7-5960x, 32gb of 2666mhz ram, intel pci-e ssd drive, and 2 asus strix 980tis, cpu and gpus liquid cooled, etc etc etc.