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

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Jade Midnight
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#21 - 2013-06-06 17:39:50 UTC
Was reading your EVE-VR project and looks to be fun. I am wondering if the system might be able to come up with a joystick for control instead of the controller device is has now? Perhaps two, one for movement and firing and the other for speed? Something like the old fighting jet games in arcades.

Then you could pull of some amazing flying in the VR world to break locks and such. Perhaps I am dreaming but I would love the feeling that would bring.

I think it would feel a lot more real to go with a joystick control instead of a controller and interested if that would be possible? Even in the picture of the cockpit you are holding controls. Probably a lot harder to do buy maybe worth it.

Still, looks fun!

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Photon Ceray
Palmyra Universal Enterprise
#22 - 2013-06-06 17:43:05 UTC
awesome start! and wish you lots of success with it!

I am sure you guys at CCP are already having tons of ideas on how you could use it, I hope it will turn into a big venture like DUST 514 integrated in EVE.

One thing though, I hope the gameplay will be significantly deeper and more complex than just chasing a red dot and shooting with 1 of two lasers.

this concept doesn't have to be exclusive to fighters, there are tons of possibilities.

Ran Matthewson
Fish Spotters Inc.
#23 - 2013-06-06 18:04:18 UTC
I am totally blown away by this and hope we will see it in one form or another in EVE soon! I'd love to see World of Darkness have Oculus Rift compatibility also!
Agaetis Byrjun Endalaust
#24 - 2013-06-06 18:46:08 UTC
leaving disappointed because no ETA

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CCP Karuck
C C P
C C P Alliance
#25 - 2013-06-06 18:54:38 UTC
Jade Midnight wrote:
Was reading your EVE-VR project and looks to be fun. I am wondering if the system might be able to come up with a joystick for control instead of the controller device is has now? Perhaps two, one for movement and firing and the other for speed? Something like the old fighting jet games in arcades.


I totally agree with you and prefer joysticks myself :) The controller was just much easier to bring to Fanfest. Rest assured that if something happens with this project I will personally make sure that joysticks will be supported.
I'm also looking into new alternative controls for VR , playing around with the Razer Hydra and LEAP Motion.
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Kossaw
Body Count Inc.
Mercenary Coalition
#26 - 2013-06-06 18:58:13 UTC  |  Edited by: Kossaw
Yep. I was lucky enough to play this at FF also.

I just want to +rep all the developers who worked on this. It was a very successful mini game and an excellent demo of the potential behind occulus.

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Malen Nenokal
HEX Reconnaissance and Reclamation
#27 - 2013-06-06 18:58:54 UTC  |  Edited by: Malen Nenokal
There is no link to this comments thread in the blog. Intentional?

When I played this at Fanfest it was awesome. Tying the missile lock to the head tracking was the best thing you all could have done to make a true VR experience. Let's see this thing plugged into Eve somehow! ONE UNIVERSE ONE WAR!

CCP and Eve Online are going to have to compete with Star Citizen soon too...

edit: I wanted to say more things.
CCP Karuck
C C P
C C P Alliance
#28 - 2013-06-06 18:59:35 UTC
Photon Ceray wrote:

One thing though, I hope the gameplay will be significantly deeper and more complex than just chasing a red dot and shooting with 1 of two lasers.


Of course :) We had to scope things down to be very simple since this was built for a 3-minute demo at Fanfest. During those 3 minutes people needed to be able to get into the game and enjoy it. Not much time to get oriented and learn deeper mechanics.

We had loads of ideas we had to drop.. other weapon system, missile jammers/counter-measures, more complex space scene, jumping a Titan in mid-fight and blowing up the losing faction's carrier etc. Then we'd probably go into customization, fittings etc.
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CCP Karuck
C C P
C C P Alliance
#29 - 2013-06-06 19:01:55 UTC
Malen Nenokal wrote:
There is no link to this comments thread in the blog. Intentional?!


Comment link is missing yeah, I just reported it to our community reps. Thanks!
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Gilbaron
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#30 - 2013-06-06 19:02:50 UTC
shut up and take my money
Jonas Sukarala
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#31 - 2013-06-06 19:06:33 UTC
perhaps it could be an add on ... either as
- A CQ game you could see your avatar put on a set of EVR headgear and then zoom in for you to play various scenarios.
- or as an career mode as an fighter/frigate pilot doing missions for a special arc it could be covert ops for your chosen navy or as a corp specific theme. maybe as a expansion storyline.

'Tech3 ships need to be put down, like a rabid dog drooling everywhere in the house, they are out of line' CCP Ytterbium Nerf missile range into place where is the TD missile change?  ..projectiles should use capacitor. ABC's should be T2 HABC and nerf web strength its still too high

Steve Ronuken
Fuzzwork Enterprises
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#32 - 2013-06-06 19:31:16 UTC
Kusum Fawn wrote:
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.



You do know it's not an official project? Something that was put together by people in their free time?

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The Scope
Gallente Federation
#33 - 2013-06-06 19:37:49 UTC
Yes, please! Release, enhance and learn from it while we play it! Big smile
Niko Lorenzio
United Eve Directorate
#34 - 2013-06-06 21:53:03 UTC  |  Edited by: Niko Lorenzio
This is some amazing mindblowing stuff.
Please have the demo again at the next fanfest, I'm going to try my best to attend this time :)

Edit: There's no link to the forum post on the devblog?

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Par'Gellen
#35 - 2013-06-06 22:35:20 UTC
Sorry but I'm not really interested in this VR stuff. Seems like wasted resources to me.

"To err is human", but it shouldn't be the company motto...

CCP Karuck
C C P
C C P Alliance
#36 - 2013-06-06 23:26:21 UTC
Par'Gellen wrote:
Sorry but I'm not really interested in this VR stuff. Seems like wasted resources to me.


You'll be happy to know that no resources were wasted, we all did this mostly in our spare time as well as the 20% time we can use for other projects. This is 2 months worth of sacrificed nights and weekends :)
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Gevlin
Pirates of the Caribbean.
Phantom Horde
#37 - 2013-06-06 23:57:17 UTC
I can really see this turning into a dust feature, planetary launched fighter defence vs Carrier launched fighters

I also wish to thank you for your time spent in developing EvR and the New technology you have imported back to the eve game

Sadly I have never had the chance to play it and probably won't ever, unless it comes out to the public, for sale.

I wish there was some way I could help make this project a retail reality but what can a construction safety officer do?

Someday I will have the time to play. For now it is mining afk in High sec. In Cheap ships

Tessa Katsuragi
State War Academy
Caldari State
#38 - 2013-06-07 01:19:03 UTC
What was the highest score for EVR at Fan Fest?
Dersen Lowery
The Scope
#39 - 2013-06-07 02:00:00 UTC
I didn't get to go to FanFest, but from what I was able to see from the cheap seats it looks amazing, and I want to see more.

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Rhavas
Noble Sentiments
Second Empire.
#40 - 2013-06-07 02:43:37 UTC
CCP Karuck wrote:
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


Awesome stuff. We get our Rift in the next week or so, looking forward to watching the video in it.

Also, you have EVEMail.

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