When CCP Games’ EVE: Valkyrie was revealed around three years ago now, the company revealed that its game would be co-published by Oculus itself on the Oculus Rift. This week the title has picked up another publisher.
Back in 2013 we assumed that the Oculus involvement would make the game exclusive to the Oculus Rift, though that isn’t the case. The multiplayer dog fighting sim is gearing up for launch on PlayStation VR next month and HTC Vive later down the line. We can’t speak for how CCP is planning to publish the Vive version, but it has now confirmed that it is partnering with Sony itself to release a boxed copy of the PlayStation 4 version of the game.
In addition to the digital release, EVE: Valkyrie will be available in stores around the world when it launches alongside PlayStation VR on October 13th, as detailed on the PlayStation Blog. As with the Oculus Rift version, which hit all the way back in March, the PS4 edition will feature a Founder’s Pack for early adopters. This includes a new type of Wraith fighter, a special flight suit exclusive to PlayStation players, a founders avatar and tag on the game’s official forum, and 2,500 gold to start the game off with.
The PS4 version of the game will be launching with all the updates that have arrived on the PC version since launch, including the new game mode, Carrier Assault. I got to try the console edition back at Gamescom 2016 and came away confident that it would match the original release in terms of gameplay. That’s a good thing, as both the console and PC versions will soon be getting a cross-play patch that will allow everyone to face off against players on different headsets. There’s no word on when that patch will launch yet but hopefully it will be around the same time as the Vive release, which is also undated.
Elsewhere, CCP teased that the first update for the game’s PS4 release is already being planned, but no word on what it involves just yet.