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Oculus picks the perfect VR title to sell the Rift with

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EVE Valkrie being bundled free with every Oculus Rift

EVE: Valkyrie was one of the very first VR demoes shown off for the Oculus Rift years ago. Since then it’s evolved – becoming a full-fledged EVE spinoff shooter for both the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR. It is still the most compelling looking title to sell VR with, especially since it’s embracing VR for a full length game instead of just a brief tech demo. It’s one of the reasons I want a Rift, and now Oculus has made that offer even more enticing.

Oculus’ Luckey Palmer revealed yesterday that the CCP space shooter will be bundled with every pre-ordered Oculus Rift for free, kicking off your shift to virtual reality with a sense of slick style. EVE: Valkyrie will also debut first on the Rift, although considering it doesn’t have a release date or launch price we really have no idea when that will be.

If you’re still not entirely sure what EVE: Valkyrie looks like in action, direct your attention to the latest gameplay trailer below – which shows of loads of zero gravity dogfights with the camera views controlled entirely using your eyes and neck muscles. The rest is left up to the controller in your hands thankfully.

I tried out EVE: Valkyrie on the retail version of the Oculus Rift earlier this year at E3, and it pretty much sold me on both the hardware and the game itself. There was something rather magical about being able to whip my head (back and forth) around to see the trails left by enemy ships, steering my vessel to follow them down in a flurry of bullets. The game itself is strictly shooting, with flight controls as simplified as possible. But it’s engaging, and a perfect way to sell VR to the masses.

So it’s a great move on Oculus’ part, and a step in the right direction for ensuring a good launch for the Rift. It’s hopefully going to be out within Q1 next year, but who knows at this point.

Last Updated: December 11, 2015


  1. Ottokie

    December 11, 2015 at 12:07

    I am still hyped for VR, it lacks some titles to play at the moment, but my golly is it gonna be fun


    • Jonah Cash

      December 11, 2015 at 12:45

      I’m up for the Playstation VR, as I won’t have to upgrade my PC for that to work out the box.


  2. The Grand Admiral Chief

    December 11, 2015 at 12:21

    System requirements?


  3. HairyEwok

    December 11, 2015 at 12:29

    So now you have to get the PC which is like R15K and the Rift which will probably another R3k… R18k to play a game which has a monthly subscription as well.


  4. Tricey

    December 11, 2015 at 14:26

    Elite Dangerous is designed for Oculus and it is a totally better experience because of it. I’m interested to find out how will EVE “feel” on Oculus…


  5. Graeme Selvan

    December 11, 2015 at 16:31

    Very keen to try this, just hope the “simulation sickness” goes, the DK2 unit often has me feeling as sick as hell!


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