CCP Games VR exclusive space shooter Eve Valkyrie is going to be released as a console exclusive for PlayStation VR this coming Tuesday. Ahead of the game’s launch CCP & Sony have released a launch trailer featuring some of the characters from the game’s single player offerings.
EVE Valkyrie is CCP game’s attempt to bring the long running Eve franchise to the action flight genre. Utilizing a VR headset, like the PSVR or Oculus Rift, players are thrust into the boots of a clone fighter pilot aboard one of the larger ships within the Eve universe. While the game does feature several “single player missions” that are aimed at allowing pilots to learn the mechanics rather than to tell a cohesive narrative.
The heart of Eve Valkyrie is the Player vs Player combat – a number of modes have been since the game’s launch on PC including a carrier attack mode, a trench mode as well as new maps. The game was originally exclusive to Windows PC and has yet to make the (faster than light) jump to other platforms like Steam.
An upcoming update for the PlayStation VR version will allow cross-platform play with the Windows PC version.
As an EVE Online player I pretty much squealed at the Gurista emblem on one of the pilot’s jackets.