EVE dogfighting game made for Oculus Rift

Who hasn't dreamed of being in a dogfight in space? CCP, developer of EVE Online, has created a prototype for Oculus Rift that realizes that vision.

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Who hasn't dreamed of being in a dogfight in space? CCP, developer of EVE Online, has created a prototype for Oculus Rift that realizes that vision.

Created in seven weeks by a team at CCP, the Unity-powered prototype has players fighting in 6v6 space battles set in the EVE universe. "This is a bunch of guys in their spare time, basically last year saw what Oculus was doing, EVE executive producer Jon Lander said. It apparently "came out of the blue."

"It's a simple, arcade knockabout, but the spectacle and sensation of spinning through space and physically looking around is fantastic," a PC Gamer hands-on describes.

Unfortunately, how this experiment will fit into the EVE strategy is still a question mark. "God knows what we'll do with this," Lander said, pointing out that "6v6 instanced combat isn't what EVE--with the whole single shard thing--is about." Still, the company is clearly interested in expanding the universe in new ways, as evidenced by its ongoing roll out of PS3 shooter DUST 514.

"Is there a way to work this in? We've got some really interesting questions to look at now."

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    April 26, 2013 1:20 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, EVE dogfighting game made for Oculus Rift.

    Who hasn't dreamed of being in a dogfight in space? CCP, developer of EVE Online, has created a prototype for Oculus Rift that realizes that vision.

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      April 26, 2013 1:33 PM

      O_O

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      April 26, 2013 1:44 PM

      Required XWing2 / TieFighter2 comment.

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        April 26, 2013 7:28 PM

        At this point I don't even care anymore, just give me space ship dogfighting with some big ships to destroy around in whatever lore and I'll be happy.

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          April 26, 2013 9:15 PM

          Wait for Star Citizen. And check out Rogue System as well while you're at it.

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            April 27, 2013 4:02 AM

            Yea, Star Citizen is going to have Rift support. I'm in on the SC kickstarter, and I'm considering getting one just for it. If SC is as good as I hope it'll be then I might just do it!

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            April 28, 2013 7:21 AM

            Yeah, I backed SC.

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      April 26, 2013 6:56 PM

      even if CCP doesn't release this, this might get someone else moving.

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      April 26, 2013 7:29 PM

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      April 27, 2013 3:53 AM

      "Who hasn't dreamed of being in a dogfight in space?"

      *Raises hand*

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      April 27, 2013 4:15 AM

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        April 27, 2013 4:20 AM

        Could do with a single screen on the outside so you could see what people are actually doing.

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        April 27, 2013 4:33 AM

        If that thing takes off, in 5 years time, that'll be an OLED display at 3x the resolution, 50x the refresh rate, 1/2 the weight and a contrast ratio to die for.

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          April 27, 2013 7:18 AM

          Eventually it'll be tiny, like Google Glass or something

          I'm not too fussed about how I'd look using the thing, it's not like I'll be looking at myself, and because I'm socially inept it's not like anyone else will see me looking like a tit either!

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      April 27, 2013 4:36 AM

      I'm sure Freespace Open will support Rift eventually. That is all I need.

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      April 27, 2013 6:32 AM

      bunch of people having fun demo'ing that here

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      April 27, 2013 11:33 AM

      6v6 combat isn't what EVE is about? Who cares about trying to integrate it into the EVE universe! Put some simple polish on it, advertise it as simple TDM game, and sell it as-is for $5 - $10. I bet a ton of people will buy it (I would be one of them). If they don't jump on the opportunity, I am sure somebody else will.

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