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Excited about EVE Valkyrie? Well you should be, but don’t expect to be playing it on the very well received (not on the market) Oculus Rift. At least not at first.

News of EVE Valkyrie becoming a playable game without the 2013 Fanfest favorite VR headset that stole the show is looking more like a reality. This doesn’t mean that Valkyrie won’t be able to do both at some point. CCP wants Valkyrie to be played with the Oculus Rift and have that VR experience as “the core” of its new game.

Never fear though! With news from CCP that EVE Valkyrie will be playable without the Oculus Rift on PC and possible next generation console systems the future in my opinion is bright for Valkyrie. CCP Games currently only has a few headsets to work with for development with a team of twenty people, so it makes sense that a version you could play immediately without the acclaimed headset would be there. Not to mention cost effective. Most of the development team plays without a headset currently anyway.

Sony is already developing their own VR headset, and you can bet that Microsoft isn’t too far behind. With a estimated cost of $300 USD for a Oculus Rift when it hits the consumer market, its a safe bet to say a playable version without one is a smart move.

Eurogamer.net has more on this here: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-09-27-eve-dogfighter-valkyrie-doesnt-need-oculus-rift-to-play

13 Comments

  1. Billbo

    Another troll by CCP no suprise here

    September 30, 2013 at 6:55 pm Reply
    1. Snargle

      What, you expected the game to work EXCLUSIVELY with a $300 peripheral?

      This isn’t exactly news, I had assumed that the game would support the Rift from the start, but by no means be limited to it. That’d just be bad business.

      September 30, 2013 at 7:22 pm Reply
      1. Max

        If you needed the headset to play they game would be doomed without question.

        September 30, 2013 at 9:48 pm Reply
      2. lol

        Exactly. Like limiting games to only be playable on certain devices…oh wait…

        September 30, 2013 at 10:47 pm Reply
        1. Just saying

          PlayStation 3 Install base atm is over 52 Million, Oculus Rift installed based is perhaps a few thousand(all dev. kite).

          Pretty much the worst argument you could have come up with.

          September 30, 2013 at 11:02 pm Reply
          1. Just thinking before saying

            no shit, sherlock? i think this dude might have been sarcastic.

            October 1, 2013 at 12:23 am
          2. lulz

            Whats funny is, I don’t really think he was lol….

            October 1, 2013 at 12:50 am
          3. lol

            I might not have made it 100% clear, but yes, my comment was indeed meant to be somewhat ironical.

            October 1, 2013 at 3:59 pm
        2. Snargle

          The Rift is a new piece of technology that may reshape gaming as we know it, become a forgotten novelty tech in a few years, or (most likely) something in between.

          Unlike a console, there is no established fanbase being carried over from a previous generation.

          Thus, it would be blindingly pants-on-head-retarded to exclusively design for the Rift. Which is why it’s a good thing you’re not involved in said development.

          September 30, 2013 at 11:56 pm Reply
  2. Taleeleacto Series

    But mommy said if I sit too close to the television it will hurt my eyes…. Just kidding, but that immediately hit my head when I researched the technology

    October 1, 2013 at 12:35 am Reply
  3. travalco

    fuck the rift right at the beginning of release, just give me an awesome Freespace type game with EVE ships!!!!!!!

    October 1, 2013 at 1:50 am Reply
    1. Ein Grammar Nazi

      Ach mein Gott, this simply will not do! Please finish your primary school education then demand ze perfect game!

      October 1, 2013 at 3:39 pm Reply

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