Mirror’s Edge producer moves to Newcastle to oversee Eve: Valkyrie

Eve: Valkyrie

Coo! There’s a man in Newcastle working on CCP’s new VR dogfighting game who bears a striking resemblance to the fella who led development on Mirror’s Edge at DICE.

Imagine if they were one and the same, and he could bring his way with a first-person perspective to bear on Eve: Valkyrie?

Owen O’Brien will executive produce the heck out of Valkyrie from the Icelandic developer’s likeably tiny new studio in the UK’s North-East, and will report to CCP senior vice president of production Sean Decker.

“I worked with Owen for many years at DICE,” said Decker. “His experience bringing Mirror’s Edge to market will be invaluable as we work to make virtual reality an actual reality for gamers worldwide.”

When people start talking about bringing games ‘to market’, I start thinking about pigs. No trotters on Valkyrie, though: CCP’s Eve Fanfest experiment has fledged into a full game and is currently orbiting around the same VR dream-planet Oculus have set coordinates for.

“The opportunity to work with a focused, talented and passionate team at the forefront of game-changing technology is a dream scenario for me,” said O’Brien. “But it’s not just about the technology. This was a project born out of a genuine passion for gaming, and that shows in what the team has already achieved.”

Ace. Just one thing: who on Earth is producing Mirror’s Edge 2 in his stead? Maybe CCP and DICE could timeshare?

Oh, and another: can somebody please confirm that Valkyrie is definitely coming to the PC, please? We’re getting worried.