CCP, the studio behind EVE and it’s VR spin-offs, EVE Valkyrie and EVE Gunjack, is to close its Atlanta-based studio and sell off its Newcastle studio, effectively closing down any further development of VR games. The closures will remove CCP’s presence in the United States and cut it’s work force by half in the UK.
CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson told Iceland Monitor that he still has “faith in virtual reality in the long run”, but the company will be focusing on PC and mobile games going forward. Amusingly Google translate says that CPP will “put the virtual reality on ice cream” but presumably that means they are freezing development.
CCP recently released Sparc on PlayStation VR, we thought it was quite good giving it 7/10 in our review.