EVE Fanfest 2016: EVE Valkyrie launching a carrier assault later this spring

    
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The virtual reality EVE Valkyrie is striving to prove that it’s not just a passing fad. The starship dogfighting game announced that it’s prepping a free content update for late May or early June that will take players into a brand-new battle mode.

This update is themed around an assault on a giant carrier. Obviously, this is a pretty daunting challenge for smaller fighters and will take place over three stages. The first stage is a skirmish to take out the carrier’s shields, the second is an attack on and around the carrier itself, and the third will take pilots inside the carrier to destroy its core.

To keep players from getting bored due to long travel distances during the carrier assault, the devs are adding in a speed boost gate that will give fighters a temporary rush of extreme velocity.

We’ve got the carrier assault gameplay video after the jump!

Source: EVE Valkyrie
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Cosstarica
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Nyphur

Can you please ask if Valkyrie will offer TrackIR support in the future? Thx

Silverlock
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Silverlock

Well who knew CCP could make something that’s fun and exciting to play after all. While I’m not a horror fan myself I still say that no genre of games benefit from VR as much as horror.

Nyphur
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Nyphur

Landari_Omega Dreads are getting new subcapital guns with amazing tracking, but yeah there is definitely some creative license being used with this.

Nyphur
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Nyphur

Smiggins Putting aside that EVE players like its control scheme, it’s not technically feasible to replace EVE’s flight mechanics with Valkyrie’s. Servers can only handle a small number of twitch controlled players a time and would never scale to the hundreds or thousands of players you can get in one place in EVE.

Cosstarica
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Cosstarica

Will this be ever playable without a VR device?

Landari_Omega
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Landari_Omega

Well now, I wish I could dot my carrier with anti-fighter defenses.

Smiggins
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Smiggins

Has anyone played this?

Also they need to replace EVEs flight mechanics with Valkyries.

GoJammit
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GoJammit

Looks like fun. I’d play it if I didn’t need vr. Nothing in that trailer showed me that i should need it.

JayPower
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JayPower

Sounds awesome. STO had a simliar mission called the Breach that was a lot of fun.