'Eve: Valkyrie' Alpha Opening To More Players On Monday

CCP has been alpha testing the online multiplayer mode of its Oculus Rift launch title, EVE: Valkyrie. On Monday, the company will release the game to a new group of early testers. If your PC is up for it, you’ll likely be invited.  

The signup page for access to the multiplayer alpha of EVE: Valkyrie has been open since November, but to date, few people have gained access to the game. CCP has been very selective with invites to the early test of the game so far.

Tom’s Hardware had the chance to catch up with CCP at the Oculus booth during CES 2016. Adam Kahn, CCP’s Senior Director of Communications, informed us that on January 18, the company will be granting access to the alpha test to a much larger group of testers.

Kahn told us that if you signed up with a Rift DK2 serial number, and your computer meets or exceeds the necessary specifications to run the game, you should be granted access to the multiplayer test next week.

Video CardNVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
CPUIntel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
Memory8GB+ RAM
Video OutputCompatible HDMI 1.3 video output
USB Ports3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
OSWindows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer

The alpha test signups have been open for months now, so there’s a decent chance you may have upgraded your hardware since filling out the application form. CCP posted on Facebook today that if you have upgraded since signing up, you can sign up again with your new system specifications. 

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  • Andy Chow
    Ok, this looks really awesome. I was skeptical about VR, but I might get an Oculus for this game alone. Then again, if ever it actually gets to market.

    Right now, it's just vaporware. Live long enough, and you know no matter what the hype is, it's not real until it's real.
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  • kyle382
    they have not really revealed a lot about the game so far. I have seen about 3-4 trailers for it and all I know is you dogfight in the eve universe in a few different ship classes. Expect it to be a small extension to a VR tech demo. Lets hope I am wrong.
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  • kcarbotte
    Anonymous said:
    Ok, this looks really awesome. I was skeptical about VR, but I might get an Oculus for this game alone. Then again, if ever it actually gets to market.

    Right now, it's just vaporware. Live long enough, and you know no matter what the hype is, it's not real until it's real.


    The Oculus Rift is not vaporware.
    The company is taking orders and hardware will be shipping in late March.
    Every pre-order comes with Eve: Valkyrie, which I've played and can tell you it's most certainly not vaporware.
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