EVE: Valkyrie has been one of the early success stories of virtual reality (VR), opening up the possibilities of VR to an audience who might not have considered it before. Now the spin-off from the popular MMO EVE Online is opening up to an even greater audience with the announcement of EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone which will give non-VR users access to the EVE: Valkyrie universe.
The new expansion, titled EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone, will allow players on PC VR platforms such as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive as well as PlayStation VR users to play alongside users who are only using a flat TV or monitor to do their piloting.
Since the launch of EVE: Valkyrie in March 2016, EVE: Valkyrie has gradually introduced extensive updates that have included features such as cross-platform play, new maps, new modes alongside various enhancements and improvements for all players. The new expansion will be re-balanced to take into account players who will not be playing with the benefit of VR and motion controllers along with adding several new features and gameplay systems.
“Releasing EVE: Valkyrie for high-end VR headsets embodied the culmination of a decades-long dream for CCP,” said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP Games. “We’ve had great success in establishing the title as one of the most popular multiplayer games in virtual reality and grown it over the last two years with genre-leading post-launch support, which has resulted in a thriving community. Now we’re starting the next step in EVE: Valkyrie’s journey by bringing this great game to an even wider audience – those who haven’t made the leap into VR yet – all while we continue to experiment with additional unannounced VR projects in development.”
EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone will be available to existing players as a free download, with new players having the option to purchase the title for $29.99 (USD). The expansion will be launched on 26th September, 2017. The trailer for the new expansion is available to view below.
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