The fan-favorite VR title, EVE: Valkyrie, is going to be receiving a major expansion in September that will change the game’s name to EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone. This new update brings with it some radical changes to the game.
The most startling of changes is that EVE: Valkyrie is no longer a VR exclusive title. With the launch of the new expansion, players will be able to play EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone on PC and Sony PlayStation 4. This means that players who wanted to play EVE: Valkyrie are no longer forced to purchase a VR headset to do so. You can check out the trailer for the upcoming expansion, below.
“If you can play first-person shooters, you can pilot one of EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone’s amazing ships,” said Andrew Willans, Lead Game Designer at CCP’s Newcastle Studio. “Not having access to VR hardware will no longer hold gamers back from diving weapons-first into intense and highly competitive space combat with friends. We look forward to seeing the already intense competition between Valkyrie pilots going up a notch, as more players from around the world can join existing pilots for space-dogfighting battles.”
“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.”
Along with the change to VR, the game will also be adding a next-generation fleet of iconic ships to the game. Each ship will have their own distinct role in battle and will also have powerful Ultra abilities.
The game will retail for $29.99 USD. Meanwhile, all existing owners will receive the expansion for no extra cost. EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone is set to release on September 26, 2017. You can learn more about the game by visiting the official site, here.