One big selling point for the Oculus Rift was CCP Games’ EVE: Valkyrie, which put you in the cockpit of small ship fighting in the deep reaches of space. In fact, the game was one of the free titles included with a pre-order of the VR HMD. Still, that didn’t stop the game’s development team from releasing a launch trailer for one of the most highlighted VR titles in Oculus’ catalog.
The launch trailer is full to the brim of outer space dogfights. Aside from enemy ships, you’ll also have to dodge some bombs and even fly through the interiors of certain ships. Just like in CCP Games’ flagship title, the MMO EVE Online, your character doesn’t technically die in the game. Instead, its consciousness is transferred to a clone, along with all of the previous clone’s memories and experiences. You’re literally learning from past mistakes.
In addition to playing the game in VR, you’ll also have some input into the next steps of development for the game’s creators. Owen O’Brien, the game’s executive producer, released a roadmap of future updates for the game, such as improvements to the heads-up display, new maps and even a new game mode called “Carrier Assault.” However, there was another tab for potential ideas, and players can vote on which feature they’d like implemented into the game. Fans can also send in ideas for EVE: Valkyrie via the game’s forums.
Even though all of the Oculus pre-orders will include a copy of EVE: Valkyrie, the trailer is another effort from CCP Games to persuade customers to not only get the game, but the accompanying Rift HMD as well. The game will also be available for PlayStation VR, but that doesn’t come out until October. The game is priced at $59.99.
(You can read our Oculus Rift Review here.)