CCP Announces Development Of Eve: Valkyrie

In a press release put out today from Gamescom, CCP, the developer of the massively multiplayer online space exploration game EVE Online, has announced that they have begun development on a new multiplayer spaceship dogfight shooter called EVE: Valkyrie.

The game will use virtual reality to give the players the sense that that they are actually piloting an EVE Online spacecraft, and is the evolution of a tech demo called "EVE-VR" that had made its debut at the EVE Fanfest in 2013.

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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 Onlinespaceship 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."