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12:00 PM on 03.26.2015

EVE Online's new focus is putting power in the players' hands

The developers at CCP face a unique challenge with EVE Online that other studios don't necessarily face. Its players expect an incredibly deep and detailed experience, which means that evolving the game is particularly d...

Brett Makedonski



EVE: Valkyrie wants to be the leader in VR eSports photo
EVE: Valkyrie wants to be the leader in VR eSports
by Brett Makedonski

It was almost a year ago (ten months, more accurately) when I sat down with EVE: Valkyrie's developers, and they told me "We're ready to ship when Oculus is ready to ship." At the time, Valkyrie was considered a flagship title for virtual reality, but it's unclear if that's still the case. There are a lot more entrants in the arena now, after all. However, EVE: Valkyrie's developers have their sights set on a more aggressive goal.

"We just extend our ambitions," Valkyrie executive producer Owen O'Brien told me when asked what it's like to stretch out the production schedule an extra year on a title that has been technically ready for quite some time. O'Brien elaborated "A year ago, I don't think I would've stood up and said 'I want to be the best multiplayer game in VR,' but now I feel completely comfortable saying that. So, I think an extra year in the production cycle, it's fine because we're not a huge team. We're working on bleeding edge technology that is still developing. CCP as a company kind of knew what they were getting into. That's something that was to be expected with VR, and we're still very happy to be at the forefront of it."

But, not only does O'Brien want Valkyrie to be a heralded multiplayer title, he wants it to be the pinnacle of VR competition. Thinking about his ultimate goal for Valkyrie several years down the road, he offered "I would love this to be the eSports of VR."

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CCP's found the best use for Xbox One's Kinect so far photo
CCP's found the best use for Xbox One's Kinect so far
by Brett Makedonski

It’s no secret that virtual reality is quickly making its mark on the videogame industry. If that weren't evident before, GDC 2015 kicked the door wide open. That's why, with numerous developers turning their attention to the new technology, it's remarkable that the developers for EVE Online have been at the forefront of VR for years now.

EVE: Valkyrie, the spaceship dog-fighting game, has been pinned by Oculus as a flagship title for whenever the Rift ends up launching. That's coming along nicely, but its origin story is particularly noteworthy. It was created by CCP as a tech demo for convention-goers at Fanfest in 2013. It basically boiled down to a treat for coming out to the show. However, the reaction was so strong and positive that CCP turned it into a fully-realized game – one that obviously caught the attention of Oculus.

CCP is casually trying to recapture that lightning in a bottle. It directed its Atlanta and Shanghai studios to work on VR experiences. The instruction ended there -- no mandate that they do something that fits into the EVE universe. The four demos that the studios collectively came up with are wonderfully experimental and, most importantly, fun. They're all united under the banner of "VR Labs" for now, and CCP stresses that none of them are official games. But, as we've seen in the past, maybe that'll change after this weekend.

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1:26 PM on 03.19.2015

EVE Online has plans for exclusive ship skins, here are 11 new ones

The EVE Online keynote at Fanfest 2015 just wrapped up, and one of the major themes was that CCP wants to put more power in the hands of the players. A popular way of accomplishing this is by finally releasing unique shi...

Brett Makedonski


9:30 AM on 03.19.2015

New EVE: Valkyrie trailer starts with a routine escort mission

EVE Valkyrie has come a long way since the footage from last year's EVE Fanfest. The trailer above shows a more fleshed out mission, beginning with a mundane escort and ending with, well, something a little more exciting. Th...

Darren Nakamura

6:00 AM on 01.05.2015

Schadenfreude alert: EVE Online pilot loses $1,500 after attack on unarmored ship

You know what seems like a sound strategy for getting robbed? Try taking $1,500 cash out of the bank and transporting it elsewhere by walking down the street at night and waving that money in everyone's faces. Oh yeah, do all...

Brett Makedonski

12:00 PM on 10.18.2014

Big changes are coming to EVE Online, and they're all being streamed here

CCP holds a few events for fans of EVE Online every year. Alongside Fanfest in Iceland, EVE Vegas is one of the major spectacles and it's kicking off today. If you aren't fortunate enough to be in Sin City to celeb...

Brett Makedonski

6:30 PM on 10.02.2014

EVE Online's Fanfest 2015 officially slated for March 19-21

Pilots in EVE Online might feel like they're on top of the world when they're flying their spaceships through the galaxy, but if they want the full and authentic treatment, they have to make a voyage to Iceland for Fanfe...

Brett Makedonski



EVE Valkyrie is the best use of the Oculus Rift so far photo
EVE Valkyrie is the best use of the Oculus Rift so far
by Steven Hansen

EVE Valkyrie is super neat. It looks like a cool dogfighting-in-space game when you watch a trailer, but actually being in the cockpit with the Oculus Rift? It's a trip and used to great effect. Looking down at your fake chest and hands on the controls is sort of weird, like having a phantom extra limb.

Moving your head to look around the cockpit and out of the windows is neat. I knew there was just a wall behind me in real life, but when I turned around like I was backing out of a driveway, I saw more bits of my ship.

It's not a perfect simulation. You still lose peripheral vision and have to do mildly exaggerated neck movements to look up or down or left. Maybe a mix of Oculus type tech and eye tracking is our future. But for the time being, EVE Valkyrie works remarkably well with the Rift -- and looks better than anything I've played with it. 

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10:45 AM on 06.05.2014

CCP layoffs: 49 employees cut today

Development of MMO World of Darkness shut down about a month or so ago. Now it seems that CCP is preparing to cut 49 jobs as part of a restructuring. Polygon has learned that a meeting at CCP's Icelandic offices is curre...

Dale North

2:45 PM on 05.08.2014

CCP permanently bans players that vandalized monument in Iceland

Remember that EVE Online monument that CCP gave to the city of Reykjavik? Yeah, that's been defaced already. Shortly after Fanfest ended, some players placed a Goonswarm sticker on the monument and scratched out a player...

Brett Makedonski





4:00 PM on 05.03.2014

Yeah, so no EVE developers came close to beating MMA fighter Gunnar Nelson

This might blow some fragile minds, but none of the CCP developers who went up against undefeated MMA fighter Gunnar Nelson at the Fanfest '14 EVE of Destruction event tasted the sweet nectar of victory. No one really ca...

Brett Makedonski

12:30 PM on 05.02.2014

EVE Online plans to have approximately ten annual updates from now on

EVE Online has one of the most dedicated communities in all of videogames, and CCP is reciprocating that with some dedication of its own. Whereas most massive multiplayer online titles have a few large updates a year at ...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 AM on 05.02.2014

Can you EVEn handle footage of EVE Valkyrie on Unreal 4?

Destructoid's Brett Makedonski is over in Iceland for EVE Fest contributing to the over fishing and extinction of whales. He also brought us a meaty (not whale) preview of EVE Valkyrie and I'm not sure if I'll ever write it ...

Steven Hansen



Project Legion is CCP's new first-person shooter for PC photo
Project Legion is CCP's new first-person shooter for PC
by Brett Makedonski

The exciting news out of the first keynote presentation on Friday at EVE Fanfest 2014 has to do with first-person shooters. Maybe surprisingly, that doesn't mean Dust 514. Rather, CCP's working on an entirely new game at this point, for a platform that might make more sense given its EVE universe install base.

This new experience is currently called Project Legion, and it's being developed for PC. Details are a bit scant right now, as it's only in the prototype phase. However, CCP has a pretty decent track record of taking prototypes and turning them into strong endeavors.

It's not all that surprising to hear that CCP is moving this direction with a second shot at a first-person shooter. Jean-Charles Gaudechon, the executive producer on Dust 514 who's been at CCP for seven months, was integral to the decision. He noted that this made the most sense for the team to be able to push the vision that they had for Dust.

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12:30 PM on 05.01.2014

Katee Sackhoff is the voice behind EVE Valkyrie

EVE Fanfest's keynote on Thursday was dedicated to EVE Valkyrie, and CCP revealed it has finally pinned a voice for soon-to-be virtual reality dogfighters to listen to. Katee Sackhoff will assume the role of Rán, the V...

Brett Makedonski