CCP demos 6v6 space dogfighting Oculus Rift game EVR at Fanfest

Friday, 26th April 2013 20:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

EVR, a 6v6 space dogfighting game set in the EVE universe and built for Oculus Rift, has been announced by CCP.

According to PCgameN, a group at CCP has been working on the title in their spare time for just seven weeks now, and Fanfest attendees were able to try it out.

The game is running in Unity and features art assets from EVE Online, and the report notes it may not be widely available outside of the Fanfest event.

In it, are part of a squad of fighters for either the Amarr or the Minmatar which have battleships stationed in an asteroid field. Players have three minutes of flight time which PCgameN found more than ample.

One of the cooler features mentioned in the preview, is that when you turn your head, your target finder moves with you so it’s easier to lock onto a target instead of using the controller.

It sounds rather cool, yet vomit inducing to me. I can’t play VR games without my stomach acting up.

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  1. _LarZen_

    “I can’t play VR games without my stomach acting up.”

    You have many hours with the Oculus Rift then?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 No. But I have played VR games in the past. This is someone who can’t play the Portal games because it makes her sick. Some first-person game also do it as well, such as Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Funnily enough I even had moments with it during Witcher 2.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. KesMonkey

    @2: I’ve heard of this issue before, and can’t imagine what it would be like. I sympathise. I’ve heard that one possible cause of this (especially with Source games) is the FOV. Have you tried tweaking the FOV settings (where possible) to see if it alleviates the problem?

    #3 2 years ago

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