As CCP walks away from its VR development Sumo Digital may be ready to enter the ring after buying the team behind EVE Valkyrie from the Icelandic company.
100 staff members were let go from CCP's 370 with one office closing and another up for sale.
CCP hf or CCP Games is an Icelandic video game developer and publisher, majority owned by the company's staff and founders, Novator Partners and the American investment fund General Catalyst Partners. CCP is best known for producing Eve Online.
Sparc is a virtual sport, or vSport - a unique physical sport only possible in virtual reality, in which players compete in full-body VR gameplay and connect in an online community.
EVE: Valkyrie is a multiplayer dogfighting shooter game set in the EVE Online universe that is designed to use virtual reality headset technology.
As new technologies for resource acquisition emerge in the form of Upwell Refineries, new moon mining capabilities and refined reaction processes, pirate factions have set their sights on taking a slice of the dwindling resources that remain in New Eden.
With more tools for resource gathering at the hands of capsuleers than ever before, the competition for raw materials and supremacy over space is becoming more heated than ever as the cluster is pushed closer toward the brink of all out conflict.
In addition to plenty of new content, players can play the game in standard mode or with your VR setup when the game releases on September 26.
Sparc is meant as a full-body VR experience that has players competing online with others.
The Ascension expansion adds Clone States, where players can try the game with limited abilties at no cost
After several months as purely an Oculus game, and then most recently on PlayStation VR, the space combat sim adds another frontier.
Space combat to include spatial awareness later this year.
While developer CCP is preparing to launch an exciting new game, it's also preparing to pull the plug on another.
There's one game arguably at the forefront of the VR revolution and that's EVE: Valkyrie. Among a crowd of VR enthusiasts at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Shacknews gave it a look.