For those people who have an Oculus Rift and have not yet given EVE Online spin-off EVE: Valkyrie a try, the perfect opportunity awaits with the EVE: Valkyrie free weekend.
EVE: Valkyrie introduced its latest update, titled Warzone, in September 2017, allowing users to play with or without a virtual reality (VR) headset. Cross-platform play allows VR and non-VR players to play together.
For those who want to try out multiplayer, there are five multiplayer modes available, Team Deathmatch, Control, Carrier Assault and the latest game mode, Extraction.
The most recent content update, launched in December, introduced Custom Matches, a long-awaited feature that means players don’t need to wait for a specific game mode to become available, as players can create their own matches through the EVE: Valkyrie dedicated servers. Users can also choose specific options for things such as map rotation or game mode.
Users can take the opportunity during the free weekend to check out the new modular progression system, which gives users more control over how they wish to progress and upgrade their ships. Players can also collect Reward Capsules for access to their own spaceship hanger, which comes with a range of personalisation option for both your pilot and your spacecraft.
If you need a break from the fast-paced action, then players can engage Spectator Mode, which allows them to watch the action from a variety of angles by either picking from one of several fixed viewing positions, or flying around the battlefield as a third-person camera.
For dedicated sci-fi fans, they can look forward to being guided through their journey as a space pilot by the voice of actress Katee Sackoff, who played Starbuck in the Battlestar Galactica reboot series and who stars as the leader of the Valkyrie.
The EVE: Valkyrie free weekend lasts from 6pm GMT on 15th February until 8am GMT on 19th February, 2018. The title is also currently available with a discount, dropping the price to £13.49 (GBP) from the usual price of £22.99.