Oculus Rift Not Needed To Play EVE Valkyrie

Back near the end of August, we reported that CCP, the developers of EVE Online and Dust 514, was working on a new virtual reality game that used the Oculus Rift headset called EVE Valkyrie. Turns out that the game does not need the headset and can be run without it.

CCP's CEO Hilmar Petersson stated that since there were only a limited number of Oculus Rift headsets to go around at the development studio, people were playing it without it. When asked if the game could launch with both VR and non-VR versions he said, "It could be a game like that, absolutely."

Since the game will be a stand-alone version (and currently multiplayer only), and not interact with the EVE universe in the way that Dust 514 does, it opens up the possibility that the game may see versions on quite a few platforms, such as current and next-gen consoles.

The game is set for release sometime in 2014.