CCP Games was the first company to enter the VR industry. Before the consumer VR headset was officially shipped, it had developed a number of VR games, including the "Gunjack" series and "EVE: Valkyrie". And "Sparc" and other VR games.
Unfortunately, limited by the revenue of VR games, it did not meet expectations. Therefore, in 2017, it announced that it would reduce the research and development of VR and shift its focus to mobile games and PC games.
And today, CCP suddenly gave the VR game "Sparc" A major update has been made, and the content of this update mainly includes three major areas:
1, Quick match, a random quick mode similar to other online games;
2, Custom mode, can be personalized room settings, such as setting room passwords, etc.;
3, the level division mechanism, the leaderboard and level division mechanism are also added to the cross-platform game competition, and the registration is divided through 10 competitive games, including legend, diamond, gold, silver and other levels.
In addition, the spectator mode has been improved. In the new spectator mode, players will join the game in "stealth" mode. Participants will not see spectators; at the same time, the total number of spectators will be displayed; The audience has no voice communication rights, nor can they hear the contestants' voice calls.
"Sparc" is regarded as a form of virtual sports competition. It was originally launched on Steam (Valve Index, HTC Vive, OculusRift) and PS VR platforms.
Although this update, CCP Games did not clearly indicate Whether the R&D investment in VR games has been adjusted, but there is no doubt that CCP still pays attention to VR games, and the previous games are also maintaining updates. Foreign media RoadtoVR asked if CCP has a plan to return to VR game development. So far, CCP has not responded.