Another VR killer app is leaving VR behind as CCP Games has announced a ‘Complete overhaul’ for Eve: Valkyrie in September. The update for the first-person spaceship shooter will include new maps, weapons and abilities for ships and will remove the VR headset requirement.
“PS4 and PS VR gamers will be able to fly and fight alongside each other in EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone, both in and out of virtual reality,” CCP Games lead game designer Andrew Willans wrote on the PlayStation Blog.
Willans went on to provide some more information about the upcoming Warzone Expansion, which will be hitting both PC and PS4 on September 26th:
“Each ship within a class will have a more distinctive role to play in battle and all ships will be available from the first time a pilot enters the Clone Vat,” Willans said. “This new, open hangar will allow pilots to experiment and find the ships that best fit their playstyle within a few matches.”
The expansion will also add new weapons and abilities, “including powerful ship-specific Ultra abilities that, when timed correctly, can turn the course of battle.” A new modular progression system will also add new ship modifications with “unique abilities and meaningful upgrade paths.”
The update will also bring the new Extraction mode, which was described as “capture the flag in outer space” and will feature two new maps: Fleet and Outpost.
Eve: Valkyrie originally launched in 2016 for PS4 and PC, supporting the PSVR as well as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive Headsets.