For a long time, we worried that Eve: Valkyrie might not be destined for the Oculus Rift at all – CCP were cagey on the subject, and whispers of Sony’s own headset bounced around convention centres.
Now that developers are getting cold feed in the wake of Oculus’ Facebook deal, however, it’s CCP who are first to take the VR company’s corner.
“We’re very excited for our friends and colleagues at Oculus,” CCP told Eurogamer.
“We share their vision about the future of VR and gaming and are looking forward to participating in the consumer launch of the Oculus Rift with Eve: Valkyrie.”
Eve: Valkyrie will be an exclusive Oculus launch title, co-published by Oculus themselves. It’s also a stellar space combat game, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Notch last night brought tentative plans for a VR-centric version of Minecraft to a halt, citing worries that Facebook threatened to corporatise a movement started by “grass-roots tech enthusiasts”.
“I definitely want to be a part of VR, but I will not work with Facebook,” he said. “Their motives are too unclear and shifting, and they haven’t historically been a stable platform. There’s nothing about their history that makes me trust them, and that makes them seem creepy to me.”
Let’s play this as an intellectual exercise: if you were Notch or CCP, how would you have taken the news?