Fans of “EVE Online” can take a different approach to experiencing its vast universe with “EVE Valkyrie,” a virtual reality (VR) space dogfighting game.
The game is currently being developed by CCP Games, the company behind the massively-multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) “EVE Online.”
“Eve Valkyrie” initially started off as a tech demo for the Oculus Rift, a next-generation virtual reality headset designed for immersive gaming, but ended up becoming a full-fledged game development project.
Before this announcement, the demo was only known as “EVE-VR,” with demo gameplay footage of the project available on YouTube.
This upcoming multiplayer dogfighting shooter is set within the EVE universe and uses VR to give players the sense of being a real pilot in an “EVE Online” fighter ship.
Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift has enabled game developers to be even more ambitious with their efforts to immerse gamers. Multiple tech demos have also been released in addition to “EVE Valkyrie,” including a demo pairing the Oculus Rift to the Virtuix Omni, a omni-directional gaming treadmill that allows players to move freely and more naturally in their favorite game.
If you’re looking to feel like you’re piloting your own ship in space, “EVE Valkyrie” may bring you one step closer to that reality—without leaving your room.
"EVE Valkyrie" is expected to be released sometime in 2014.
Watch the tech demo and the reveal trailer in the videos above.