EVE: Valkyrie Adds Oculus Touch Support

EVE: Valkyrie Adds Oculus Touch Support

CCP Games has added Oculus Touch support to its first-person space combat game, EVE: Valkyrie. One of the first high profile VR titles, fans have been asking for Touch controls and the Icelandic developer has delivered – albeit slightly reluctantly, it appears.

A news update on their site acknowledges that new users who picked up the Rift and Touch bundle as part of the Summer of Rift sale may not have the conventional controller the game was designed for.

CCP said that, ‘Motion controls simply don't give you the precision you need in Valkyrie. It's not at all easy to turn your Wraith on a sixpence and line up a devastating salvo when you're trying to fly it while waving your hands in the air; it actually feels less, not more responsive.’

With that caveat, CCP has added beta support for Touch as a work in progress that does not include motion controls. Basically, the update enables players to use Touch’s controls and buttons as a standard controller.


Steve is an award-winning editor and copywriter with 20 years’ experience specialising in consumer technology and video games. He was part of a BAFTA nominated developer studio as project manager for the UK’s first fully interactive digital TV channel. In addition to editing, Steve contributes to, and, as well as creating marketing content for a range of SMEs and agencies.


No comments
View options
  • Order by latest to oldest
  • Order by oldest to latest
  • Show all replies
Important information

This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. By continuing to use our site, you consent to Steel Media's privacy policy.

Steel Media websites use two types of cookie: (1) those that enable the site to function and perform as required; and (2) analytical cookies which anonymously track visitors only while using the site. If you are not happy with this use of these cookies please review our Privacy Policy to learn how they can be disabled. By disabling cookies some features of the site will not work.