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Dev Blog: EVE-VR: An experiment in bringing virtual reality to the EVE Universe

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CCP Falcon
#1 - 2013-06-06 14:58:14 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Phantom
During Fanfest 2013, a group of our developers who had assembled with a mutual interest in Oculus Rift's technology demonstrated a project that they had been working on in their spare time: EVE-VR.

What started out as a massive hit internally within CCP soon became the star of the show at our 10th Anniversary Fanfest in April.

CCP Karuck is here with a dev blog today, to explain a little more about EVE-VR, where it originated and where it might go in future.

Read all about it in his new dev blog, here.

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CCP Karuck
C C P
C C P Alliance
#2 - 2013-06-06 14:58:31 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Karuck
First!

We also released two new videos on CCP's Youtube channel.

Official EVE-VR trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1KtdwzXRxA
And a stereo video feed from the Oculus Rift: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdU-f456N-E
  • Senior Programmer on EVE: Valkyrie / @SiggiGG
CCP Thoughtscape
C C P
C C P Alliance
#3 - 2013-06-06 14:59:21 UTC
Bah beaten to first!

*Waves to everyone*

Software Engineer  /  Eve: Valkyrie  /  @CCPThoughtscape

CCP Karuck
C C P
C C P Alliance
#4 - 2013-06-06 15:00:30 UTC
CCP Thoughtscape wrote:
Bah beaten to first!

*Waves to everyone*


/gloat
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ChromeStriker
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#5 - 2013-06-06 15:01:00 UTC  |  Edited by: ChromeStriker
Not Dev First

CCP Thoughtscape wrote:
Bah beaten to first!

*Waves to everyone*


Welcome to the forums sir Big smile

Love for VR awesomeness!! Make it so CCP, people will be screaming "tAke my mOnieS" for this

No Worries

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
#6 - 2013-06-06 15:10:22 UTC
Fancy! Looking forward to this!

And yes - as said - Shut up and take my money! Lol

/c

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Aryth
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#7 - 2013-06-06 15:16:19 UTC
What are the chances of us getting this added to captains quarters?

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CCP BunnyVirus
C C P
C C P Alliance
#8 - 2013-06-06 15:17:49 UTC
CCP Thoughtscape wrote:
Bah beaten to first!

*Waves to everyone*



\o/ about time

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ChaseTheLasers
Ekchuah's Shrine Comporium
#9 - 2013-06-06 15:21:57 UTC
Awesome, I'm in one of the pictures.

It was a fantastic experience. Eve lends itself so well to the Oculus.

A huge thanks to everyone involved with the development for the fun had. I lost track how many times we went on it.
CCP Karuck
C C P
C C P Alliance
#10 - 2013-06-06 15:25:14 UTC
Aryth wrote:
What are the chances of us getting this added to captains quarters?


I'm not involved in that project so I cannot comment on that, but currently this is the only VR project here.
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ChromeStriker
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#11 - 2013-06-06 15:29:21 UTC
IB4 Carrier Buff lol

No Worries

Steve Ronuken
Fuzzwork Enterprises
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#12 - 2013-06-06 15:29:50 UTC
EVR was neat.


Speaking of kickstarter, have you seen http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/141790329/araig-as-real-as-it-gets ?

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Psihius
Perkone
Caldari State
#13 - 2013-06-06 15:37:30 UTC
As a Fanfest attendee and having a hands-on experience of this I just wana say one thing:

I beg you - finish it up and release, I already made plans for buying an Oculus Rift device and upgrading my PC (well, PC needs upgrading anyway, but I'll be beefing it up a notch from the original plans).

I rest my case, as all the ideas I had I had delivered to you on site :)
LordSwift
Wrabble Wrousers
#14 - 2013-06-06 15:41:58 UTC
ChromeStriker wrote:
Not Dev First

CCP Thoughtscape wrote:
Bah beaten to first!

*Waves to everyone*


Welcome to the forums sir Big smile

Love for VR awesomeness!! Make it so CCP, people will be screaming "tAke my mOnieS" for this


Trust me i was their and people including myself was offering to give all my money for this! Dont know this if ever will be implemented or released but my god was it so much fun! i remember getting so into it i was getting a tad vocal at each kill. The motion detection was top notch as well, looking behind and seeing the pilot seat and down and seeing my feet was awesome! The lock on missile idea was brilliant, looking at a target to achieve lock on was so immersive.
I want to play it again right now! haha

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Alain Colcer
Nadire Security Consultants
#15 - 2013-06-06 15:57:44 UTC
"Shut up and take my money" is not enough to say how good this looks.....

Please, release it as a stand-alone game, with match-up servers for multiplay and let us fly fighters as a pilot in navy fleets of the empire or pirate factions (facing each other) on undercover missions or something.

Add some "achievements" steam-style and you are golden!
James Amril-Kesh
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#16 - 2013-06-06 16:15:39 UTC
Alain Colcer wrote:
"Shut up and take my money" is not enough to say how good this looks.....

Please, release it as a stand-alone game, with match-up servers for multiplay and let us fly fighters as a pilot in navy fleets of the empire or pirate factions (facing each other) on undercover missions or something.

Add some "achievements" steam-style and you are golden!

This would only work as a stand-alone game. The EVE servers are incapable of handling the kind of twitch gameplay that EVE-VR requires, and even if they could it's just completely incompatible with EVE on its own because a game couldn't start until a carrier pilot launches fighters, carrier pilots couldn't really control their own fighters the way they do now, etc.

On a somewhat related note, RIP Oculus Rift co-founder Andrew Scott Reisse.

Enjoying the rain today? ;)

Lord Haur
Star Frontiers
Brotherhood of Spacers
#17 - 2013-06-06 16:31:06 UTC
+1 on the Shut Up And Take My Money.
MeBiatch
GRR GOONS
#18 - 2013-06-06 16:32:46 UTC
the most intersting thing was socks wearing shoes!

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Loan--Wolf
Sub Par.
#19 - 2013-06-06 17:01:47 UTC
would rock to use in faction warfare in frigs instead of fighters but oh well looks really cool so far any way
Kusum Fawn
Perkone
Caldari State
#20 - 2013-06-06 17:16:35 UTC
taking bets on how many years this will be delayed and will still be broken when it gets released ?

One might think with announcements like this you didnt burn something every other expansion.
its such a shame really, this would have been cool if done right. But we all know you wont.

Its not possible to please all the people all the time, but it sure as hell is possible to Displease all the people, most of the time.

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