EVE: Valkyrie has got plenty of publicity over the past week as CCP has been working hard to get the hype machine rolling for this title, and it’s now revealed a bit of news that’s quite interesting. CCP has confirmed that EVE: Valkyrie will be available for free with all pre-ordered Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets. It’s interesting because the game and virtual reality are just made for each other and it makes perfect sense for both CCP and Oculus to tie up for this purpose.

Oculus may have played a role in developing Samsung’s Gear VR headset but that doesn’t mean it abandoned its own hardware efforts. The company had been working on the Rift even before it was acquired by Facebook, but access to the social network’s deep pockets helped it significantly in the development of the Rift VR headset.

The company has said that it’s going to release the Rift virtual reality headset to the public in the first quarter of next year. EVE: Valkyrie will be available as a free title for all those who pre-order the headset, and it joins space adventure Adrift as a launch title for the Oculus Rift.

EVE: Valkyrie just won’t be limited to one VR platform, it has also been confirmed that the title is going to make its way to PlayStation VR, which is Sony’s headset that’s also expected to be launched in the coming year. 2016 is shaping up to be an interesting year for virtual reality.

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