If you want to play CCP’s space combat sim EVE: Valkyrie, you’re going to need an Oculus Rift headset.

Oculus VR announced today that EVE: Valkyrie, the EVE Online-based space dogfighting simulator, will be an “exclusive launch title” for the Oculus Rift headset. Describing it as “one of the first AAA games designed exclusively for the Rift,” Oculus said Valkyrie is “a brilliant showcase for the power of VR.” A demo for the game won several awards at E3 2013 and also made a big splash at CES 2014 in January.

“We strongly believe the best VR experiences are going to be the ones built from the ground up for VR, and we’ve kept that in mind whilst developing Valkyrie,” CCP said in a statement. “We wanted people to really feel like they were there – to sense the vastness of space, feel the confined area of the cockpit and get that adrenaline rush as you see an exploding fighter whiz past your head.”

Oculus also announced the release of the Oculus Latency Tester as open source hardware, meaning that anyone can “freely use, modify, distribute, tear apart and even sell the project or pieces of it to your heart’s content.” People who have a need for the tester but don’t feel like building one of their own can also order it online.

Source: Oculus VR

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