‘EVE: Valkyrie’ comic miniseries on the way
If you’ve been following the development of the Oculus Rift, Sony’s Project Morpheus, or any other 3D headset in the works, then you’ve probably heard at least a bit about EVE: Valkyrie. According to a report from Polygon, you’ll have the chance to learn a whole lot more about it, thanks to new comic miniseries on the way written by Brian Wood.
The story behind the creation of EVE: Valkyrie is arguably as interesting as any story within the game. It began when a handful of EVE Online developers at CCP Games got together in their spare time and started to design a game that used the Oculus Rift for fun. They worked on it as a hobby as much as anything, but you can’t deny success. Word quickly spread, and the devs soon knew they had something special.
Soon the game was being demoed to EVE Online fans under the name EVE-VR. The interface was crude, the story non-existent, but the gameplay was exceptional. Combining the Oculus Rift with a space-based dogfighter proved to be a massive success. Soon the game took on a life of its own and expanded. No longer just a cool indie game, EVE: Valkyrie is now scheduled as a launch title for the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus.
The game has expanded to the point that it will likely have a full story, but to fill in some of the gaps Dark Horse comics announced a mini-series based on the game. The story will be an origin story for a pilot named Ran, and the growth of the Valkyries. It will be written by award-winning writer Brian Wood, the man responsible for several, original best-selling comics including DMZ, Northlanders, as well as runs on several established books for Marvel, DC, and more. He also spent several years with Rockstar Games, working on package design.
No word yet on when the game – and by extension the commercial Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus – will be released, but the comic will be up for sale on June 3.