CCP Games is betting big on virtual reality (VR). The company has today announced VR Labs, consisting of two small teams that are experimenting with VR projects beyond the developer’s anticipated upcoming title, EVE: Valkyrie. One of these teams is based in Shanghai, China, while the other is located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Today at the EVE Fanest fan even in Reykjavik, Iceland, CCP Games has detailed what the Atlanta-based team is working on.
CCP Atlanta is working on three separate VR projects which may well have been the ones that CEO Hilmar Veigar teased earlier in the month at the Game Developers Conference (GDC). The first of these titles was ‘Disc Arena’, which involves two players wearing head-mounted displays (HMD) and throwing and catching a disc between each other. The other projects are labelled ‘Ship Spinner’ and ‘The Workshop’. All of them should be playable at the event.
CCP Games has emphasised that these projects are currently just tech demonstrations and neither the Atlanta nor Shanghai teams have any new videogames to announce. That leaves EVE: Valkyrie as the company’s only true VR videogame right now and has proved to be something of a staple for Oculus VR to showcase with the Oculus Rift HMD. The title is also due to arrive on PlayStation 4 with support for the Project Morpheus HMD.
VRFocus will continue to follow CCP Games’ work in VR, reporting back with any updates.