CCP Games announced that it will be one of the first developers to release content for Google’s newly announced Daydream VR platform. The company is building a sequel to Gunjack that will be exclusive to the new platform.
If there’s one thing you can say about CCP Games, it’s that the studio takes VR seriously. CCP was one of the first developers to take the plunge into VR when Oculus first launched its Kickstarter campaign, and it is one of the only studios with multiple releases, across multiple VR platforms. CCP leveraged its EVE universe to create multiple new IPs for itself.
EVE: Valkyrie was the first game the company announced for VR. It was under development for several years and ended up launching alongside the Oculus Rift HMD. Valkyrie is currently exclusive to the Rift, but it will make its way to Vive and PSVR later this year. CCP also released one of the first Gear VR titles. EVE: Gunjack went on to remain the top selling app in the Gear VR Oculus Home store for several months. It has since been ported over to both the Rift and the Vive, but CCP isn’t done with the franchise yet.
When Google Daydream launches in the fall, CCP will be launching a new title that will be exclusive to the platform. CCP hasn’t locked in a title for the game, but it will be a sequel to Gunjack, and it's currently being called Gunjack Next. CCP said that it expects to “raise the bar for mobile VR gaming” and is working with Google to ensure the game “leverages all of the power and features” that Daydream and Android N have to offer.
CCP did not reveal a concrete release date for Gunjack Next but said the game will launch in the fall, presumably alongside Daydream.