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Tech News: Pre-Orders for Oculus Rift Comes with ‘EVE Valkyrie’ Space Combat VR Game

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Through a partnership between Oculus VR and development studio CCP Games, those who pre-order the Oculus VR head-mounted display will also receive a free copy of the sci-fi flight simulation shooter "EVE: Valkyrie."

Aside from the virtual reality headset, the space combat title is also expected to come out for traditional gaming consoles and platforms.

According to Oculus Rift, "EVE: Valkyrie" is the perfect game to play through the Oculus VR through due to its immersive gameplay experience. The company also noted that like its console and platform counterparts, the virtual reality version of the game will also come with multiplayer support.

"'EVE: Valkyrie' is one of the most anticipated virtual reality games, and one of the first true VR games to go into development," Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey said according to Eurogamer.

"It perfectly captures the promise of immersive gaming, shooting you into a sci-fi adventure as you pilot a spaceship in search of combat," he added. "Battling your friends (and enemies) in multiplayer space dogfights is the ultimate VR thrill, and we're excited to partner with CCP to bring this experience to Rift owners everywhere."

Luckey, however, did not go into detail regarding the actual pricing for the Oculus VR pre-orders. But, both the virtual reality headset and game are expected to ship out during the first quarter of next year.

Aside from the Oculus VR, "EVE: Valkyrie" will also come out for Sony's own virtual reality device, the PlayStation VR, which was formerly known as Project Morpheus. But for those who don't want to get a VR headset will still be able to play the game through the PC and PlayStation 4 once it officially debuts.

"EVE: Valkyrie" has been in development for quite some time now since 2014. The game serves as an updated and heavily improved version of the online multiplayer game "EVE Online" which CCP Games released in 2003 for the North American market.

Earlier in March of this year, Oculus Rift and CCP Games demoed "EVE Valkyrie" to show off the changes that have been made to the virtual reality game. According to the developer, aside from visual changes, a lot of improvements were also made on the title's gameplay.

"We've been working on everything," Sigurdur Gunnarsson, the game's senior programmer told Polygon. "We've changed the flight model completely, it's now totally physics based. We've changed the game mode where you gave to drop a drone to game territory on a map.

Tags EVE: Valkyrie, Oculus VR, Oculus Rift, PS4, PC, Video Games

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