Oculus VR, the company that’s hard at work making the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, has announced that they’ve officially entered the publishing domain. The hardware company will now begin publishing developer titles that have been specifically designed for virtual reality. Their first game? None other than CCP’s EVE: Valkyrie, which originally began life as the tech-demo EVE-VR.
“Since its debut at EVE Fanfest last year, Valkyrie has been a brilliant showcase for the power of VR and hands-down one of our favorite Rift games,” Oculus VR said in a statement released via their blog. “At E3 2013, Valkyrie came away with a half-dozen awards including Best Game of E3 from PC Gamer and Most Innovative Game from IGN. Valkyrie was also a key part of the award-winning Crystal Cove demos at CES this year.”
I’ll second that enthusiasm; EVE-VR (as it was still called back then) was the best thing I experienced at last year’s E3. Now that this deal has been inked between Oculus VR and CCP, EVE: Valkyrie has become an Oculus Rift exclusive.