‘Eve: Valkyrie’ heads to Steam with HTC Vive support this month

eve valkyrie heads to steam with htc vive support this month evevalkyrie
Developer CCP Games announced that its interstellar combat game Eve: Valkyrie is coming to Steam this month with support for HTC Vive virtual reality headsets.

Initially available as an Oculus Rift-compatible Windows application, Eve: Valkyrie recently debuted as a launch title for Sony’s PlayStation VR visor. The game’s upcoming Steam release puts developer CCP one step closer to achieving its longstanding goal of offering cross-platform online multiplayer functionality.

Eve: Valkyrie is a spinoff in the popular space-faring massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) series Eve Online, which focuses on aerial combat and ship-to-ship dogfighting in a sprawling simulated universe. In addition to a single-player campaign, Eve: Valkyrie features an online multiplayer mode that supports up to 16 simultaneous players across its included maps and scenarios.

Known as Eve-VR during development, Eve: Valkyrie launched in March with support for the Oculus Rift headset. Shortly after the game’s debut, CCP Games revealed plans to support three major virtual reality frameworks and headsets, announcing that PlayStation VR and HTC Vive releases were due by the end of the year.

In October, a PlayStation 4 version of Eve: Valkyrie hit retail as one of the platform’s first games to support Sony’s PlayStation VR visor, arriving alongside other high-profile PSVR launch titles like Batman: Arkham VR, Rez Infinite, and Until Dawn: Rush of Blood.

After Eve: Valkyrie arrives on Steam with HTC Vive support, CCP Games will begin the difficult task of incorporating cross-platform VR multiplayer functionality. A release date for the upcoming Steam launch is not yet known.

“We can confirm that HTC Vive pilots can finally join the fight among the stars — Eve: Valkyrie is coming to Steam this November,” CCP Games stated. “We’ve also got some big celebrations planned for that weekend; all pilots on all platforms are invited.”

“Full details — and the exact [release] date — will be released soon,” CCP teases, “but rest assured that you don’t have long too wait.”


These shoes let me stroll through ‘Skyrim,’ and I desperately want to go back

After being funded in just two hours on Kickstarter back in October 2018, Cybershoes has earned itself a place among the coolest VR walking and running tech. At CES 2019, we got to try them out and they live up to the hype.

You're never too broke to enjoy the best free-to-play games

Believe it or not, free-to-play games have evolved into engaging, enjoyable experiences. Here are a few of our favorites that you can play right now, including Warframe and the perennially popular League of Legends.

Here's our take on the best game-streaming services currently out there

You can still get your physical video game discs or cartridges at your local store or download games digitally, but another option is even more convenient: Game streaming. Here are the best game streaming services.

This list of PlayStation 4 exclusives puts its competitors to shame

The PlayStation 4's game library and incredible selection of exclusive games could make anyone with an Xbox One or Nintendo Switch think twice. Here's our list of the latest and greatest PS4 exclusives.

Your PlayStation 4 game library isn't complete without these games

Looking for the best PS4 games out there? Out of the massive crop of titles available, we selected the best you should buy. No matter what your genre of choice may be, there's something here for you.

These are the coolest virtual and augmented reality gadgets from CES 2019

CES 2019 had plenty of VR and AR gadgets on display, including headsets that completely change how you experience virtual reality, and some that don't even require a PC or a phone to run.

The Teslasuit could turn Black Mirror’s terrifying ‘Playtest’ into a reality

We spoke with Teslasuit co-founder Dimitri Mikhalchuk about VR gaming at CES 2019. With all its features, the future of the Teslasuit and virtual reality look bright. And it also sounds a bit like a Black Mirror episode.

Could the next Microsoft HoloLens be announced at MWC 2019?

After not having a presence at Mobile World Congress for three years, Microsoft is now sending out media invites for a press conference on February 24 during the annual event in Barcelona. Could a next-generation HoloLens be on the way?

Immerse yourself in a new universe with these incredible PSVR games

The PSVR has surpassed expectations and along with it comes an incredible catalog of games. There's plenty of amazing experiences to be had so we've put together a list of the best PSVR games available today.

Take a trip to a new virtual world with one of these awesome HTC Vive games

So you’re considering an HTC Vive, but don't know which games to get? Our list of 25 of the best HTC Vive games will help you out, whether you're into rhythm-based gaming, interstellar dogfights, or something else entirely.
Virtual Reality

Is the Vive Pro better than the original Vive? Our answer might surprise you

HTC Vive vs. Vive Pro, which comes out on top? That's the subject of our latest comparison, which looks at everything from tracking solutions, to controllers, and the brand new headset that could set a new standard for VR.

Samsung files a VR patent featuring a curved OLED display

Doubling down on its emphasis on curved displays, Samsung recently filed a design patent for a new virtual reality headset that could feature a curved OLED display, which would be an interesting development in VR.

Bringing realism to VR is complex, but these developers found a way in holograms

Making virtual reality feel real is the hardest job of all VR developers. For Awake: Episode One, StartVR used volumetric recording, rather than motion capture, to bring its characters to life like never before.