Next EVE: Valkyrie Update ‘Groundrush’ Announced at EVE FanFest 2017

Groundrush will be rolled out on 11th April.

CCP Games’ annual EVE FanFest is now underway in Iceland and the first details have emerged of the next update to virtual reality (VR) multiplayer EVE: Valkyrie. The next instalment will be called Groundrush, marking the fifth update for the videogame. 

Revealed via PlayStation.Blog, EVE: Valkyrie Groundrush will feature the titles first ground-based map, Solitude. It won’t feature ground combat though, despite what the title suggests, merely it’ll have a floor and horizon to contend with.

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Other features in the update will include ‘even weirder and wilder Wormholes’ states the studio, an expanded co-op which will now include Control and Carrier Assault, official support for the Steam controller and improvements to the Valkyrie league scoring and pilot training comfort.

Since the launch of EVE: Valkyrie CCP Games has released four major updates. June 2016 saw the first arrive in the form of Carrier Assault, allowing players to attack flying fortresses for the first time over three stages. Then there was Joint Strike in early October, adding a giant list of new features and improvements, including cross-platform support with the arrival of the PlayStation VR version. Gatecrash landed in December, featuring a new map and PlayStation 4 Pro support, with Wormholes landing in February, seeing a new wormhole appear every weekend to offer further gameplay opportunities.

VRFocus caught up with CCP Games this week to find out how this first year had gone, with Ryan Geddes, Senior Brand Director across CCP’s VR titles saying ‘it’s been a wild ride’.

EVE: Valkyrie Groundrush has a scheduled release date on Tuesday 11th April 2017, for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR. Checkout  VRFocushands-on of the new level, and as further details from EVE FanFest 2017 emerge, VRFocus will keep you updated.

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