EVE: Valkyrie developers CCP Games has switched development of the VR shooter from Unity over to Unreal Engine 4.
The announcement was made during EVE Fanfest today.
CCP also announced Katee Sackhoff will play the starring role in the game as Rán, the leader of the Valkyrie fighter pilots.
“The first time I played EVE: Valkyrie I immediately knew I had to be a part of it,” said Sackhoff. “Even with the roles I have played, it is the closest I have ever felt to being a real spaceship pilot. It is a truly transformative video game experience.”
“Katee is the perfect actor to bring Rán to life,” added Owen O’Brien, executive producer for EVE: Valkyrie at CCP. “Not only does she have a track record in bringing strong female characters to life, but also once she had played Valkyrie I was delighted to see that she was as excited and enthused about the project as we are.”
EVE: Valkyrie is set for release sometime this year.