CCP Games’ EVE: Valkyrie, one of many first-ever multiplayer VR video games, is shutting down subsequent month together with Sparc.
Tweets from both games’ official accounts confirmed the information. Both Valkyrie, an area fight recreation, and Sparc, which supplied Tron-style athletic future sports activities, will take their remaining servers offline on August 5. After that, the video games will now not be playable.
Valkyrie is of explicit significance as one of many first-ever VR video games to be introduced, serving as a launch unique for the Oculus Rift earlier than coming to the HTC Vive and PSVR headsets too. A spin-off of CCP’s fashionable EVE Online MMO, the sport noticed you soar into the cockpit of spacecraft and face off with opponents on-line.
In truth, it’s so outdated it was considered one of Upload’s first video critiques, too. Seriously, I can’t even keep in mind who’s narrating this.
Though the information could seem sudden, the writing had lengthy been on the wall for each tasks. After beforehand committing to VR in a giant means with new studios and tasks, CCP exited the VR market in late 2017, closing these new departments. Valkyrie carried out flatscreen help to assist maintain its numbers however its developer, CCP Newcastle, was offered off. Neither recreation ever ended up releasing on the Quest platform, the place many struggling long-time VR builders have gone on to search out success.
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