EVE’s online space shooter, Valkyrie, has shut down. Not only have the multiplayer servers shut down for good, but the game’s short single-player campaign is also gone forever, highlighting issues with the transient nature of live games.
Developer CCP Games made the announcement last month on the official EVE: Valkyrie website.
“On August 5, 2022, the servers for EVE: Valkyrie will be taken down, social media profiles will be shut down, and this website will be taken offline. Once the servers are taken down, customer support for EVE: Valkyrie will no longer be provided” , wrote CCP.
“We are incredibly proud of what we have accomplished with EVE: Valkyrie and its Warzone expansion and would like to express our deepest gratitude to all of our players for their support throughout the game’s lifecycle. It is an honor to have is part of such a dedicated community. .”
First released in 2016, EVE: Valkyrie represented an exciting new direction for the EVE universe and CCP’s first foray into virtual reality. A year later, CCP released EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone for PC and PlayStation 4, removing the requirement for a VR headset. However, the game never really found its audience, and recent player counts on Steam dipped into single digits.
CCP made no mention of the removal of the game’s limited single-player campaign, which serves primarily as a tutorial leading up to EVE: Valkyrie’s more extensive PvP multiplayer mode. Sadly, it looks like Valkyrie’s single-player mode is also gone.
EVE: Valkyrie first arrived with a price tag of $29.99, which seems quite reasonable compared to the $70 most triple-A titles demand these days, but fans are still unhappy that even the non-multiplayer components of Valkyrie followed the game’s multiplayer servers.
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