EVE On-line CEO: ‘We anticipated VR to be two to 3 occasions as massive because it was’

EVE On-line CEO: ‘We anticipated VR to be two to 3 occasions as massive because it was’

October 2017 was a troublesome time for CCP Video games, the Icelandic creator of EVE On-line. The corporate has all the time been on the forefront of experimentation, there have been too many arms in too many cookie jars. Whereas they’re finest identified for his or her play-run MMO, the CCP has additionally delved into the sports activities, shooter and simulator genres: typically that curiosity has a restrict.

Late final yr CCP introduced that they had been shutting down all of their VR initiatives: a decree that was so explosive that they really closed down their Atlanta and UK workplaces. In line with an announcement on the time, “the EVE On-line improvement crew was not impacted in any respect” however the ordeal clearly impacted the corporate as an entire.

This week I spoke to CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson about the place VR already went and the place it was going at EVE Vegas.

EVE Online CEO: 'We expected VR to be two to three times as big as it was' screenshot