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EVE: Valkyrie will be an exclusive Oculus Rift launch title, co-published by Oculus

EVE: Valkyrie co-published by Oculus and exclusive launch title for Oculus Rift

EVE: Valkyrie is intrinsically linked to the Oculus Rift in the minds of many. Originally developed as a prototype and VR showcase by a small team within CCP that had supported Oculus’ crowdfunding drive in August, 2012, it debuted at last year’s EVE Fanfest. The reaction was so strong that it was later announced as a full game.

Now Oculus has announced that Valkyrie will be a Rift launch title, co-published by Oculus and CCP. It’s the VR developer’s first publishing venture and the game will be exclusive to the Oculus Rift. 

“We strongly believe the best VR experiences are going to be the ones built from the ground up for VR, and we’ve kept that in mind whilst developing Valkyrie,” said CCP  programmer Robert Clarke and senior programmer Sigurður Gunnarsson.

“We wanted people to really feel like they were there – to sense the vastness of space, feel the confined area of the cockpit and get that adrenaline rush as you see an exploding fighter whizz past your head.

In a very short amount of time this passion project became a full fledged CCP project which we’re now working on in Newcastle. It’s hard to believe how far we’ve come in a year!”

When Tim saw Valkyrie last year, he was pretty damn impressed. “It’s incredible, but it’s barely a game. It’s a three minute tech demo that shows a vision of one possible future for PC gaming.” And that future is getting a lot closer.  

This certainly won’t be Oculus’ only foray into publishing, and it’s already looking for more developers to partner with.

 

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Shriven's picture
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hmmm... wow.

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JamesIV4's picture
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I'm seriously excited about this.

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Sax's picture
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Not really a surprise since the game was developed for the Rift from the getgo. I assume it isn't all to spectacular without one.

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There was a bit of a theory that it was going to be a launch game for the (rumoured) Playstation VR kit. Particularly given CCP Newcastle's involvement with Dust 514.

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Thor Beerson's picture
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you should probably fix this article, this game will not be Oculus Rift exclusive, as It is destined for both Oculus VR and Project morpheus.

Maybe a statment that "Valkyrie will be exclusive for Oculus Rift on PC platform" would be lot more acurate and not false..

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