Ladies and gentlemen we have our first Project Morpheus launch title and it is EVE: Valkyrie, a new addition to the EVE universe that also includes PS3 shooter Dust 541.
The game is a dogfighting simulator and who better to star in the game than Starbuck, a.k.a. Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff. The title was also confirmed as a launch game for Oculus Rift but as that hardware does not have a release date it’s likely the game will hit PlayStation 4 first, sometime during the first half of 2016.
CCP also announced that PlayStation 3 exclusive Dust 514 is now a “profitable business” and they will continue to support the game.
“I’m rather inspired how much [the Dust team] has been able to do by really focusing on the right things, and the game is in a much better state now than it has been, frankly, ever,” CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson told Polygon. “And that’s kind of amazing this late in the cycle of the PlayStation 3. I’m a little surprised and inspired where the game is, to be honest.”
Admitting CCP “didn’t make a great game to begin with,” Pétursson said the game is capturing thousands of new players each week.”Eight updates, super talented, and motivated and focused team, and the fact that we sit here a year later and the game is profitable”, he added.