CCP Games Announces EVE: Valkyrie

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Saturday, August 24, 2013

CCP Games showed off a virtual reality tech demo at EVE Fanfest 2013 and E3 2013 called EVE-VR, and now the company has confirmed it has begun full development on a multiplayer spaceship shooter in the EVE Universe utilizing that technology. The game is called EVE: Valkryie and is set to launch in 2014 utilizing the Oculus Rift for virtual reality. Check out the debut trailer below.

COLOGNE, GERMANY–(Marketwired – Aug 21, 2013) – CCP Games, the leading independent developer of massively multiplayer online games, today announced it has begun development of EVE: Valkyrie, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter set in the EVE Universe. The game uses virtual reality to give players the sense of being a real pilot in an EVE Online spaceship and will be released in 2014.

EVE: Valkyrie is the evolution of “EVE-VR,” the amazing virtual reality tech demo that debuted at EVE Fanfest 2013 and went on to win numerous awards at E3 2013 — including “Game of E3 2013” by PC Gamer and “Most Innovative” by IGN. The game will be developed at the company’s Newcastle studio.

“From the moment this year’s Fanfest attendees first got their hands on EVE-VR, the question has been, ‘When can I have this?'” said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP. “What started as a passion project by a small, incredibly talented group of CCP developers became one of the most highly anticipated games of the year — before we even announced it. We have big plans for EVE: Valkyrie and I can’t wait to share more details later this year.”

More information about EVE: Valkyrie can be found at http://www.evevalkyrie.com.

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