Despite a lack of information regarding the launch details for Oculus’ VR headset, the Rift, the company is ramping up for the event nonetheless. Today Oculus announced a partnership with CCP Games, developers of EVE Online, to bundle a copy of the VR-enabled space shooter EVE: Valkyrie with all pre-orders of the Oculus Rift. Whenever the Oculus Rift finally launches, pre-orderers will find a copy of EVE: Valkyrie bundled in the box and ready to play on day one.
Software launching alongside a major hardware release can, has and will again determine the success of said hardware. If Halo: Combat Evolved had not been an Xbox launch title, the Xbox One may never have existed. Wii Sports single-handedly ushered in an era of motion controls and made the Wii the most successful platform of its generation. EVE: Valkyrie has the privilege of being that game for the Oculus Rift.