Following their work on Gunjack – which is now available for the Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR platforms – CCP Games have confirmed that they are working on a sequel codenamed “Gunjack Next”. Although seemingly being successful through going multiplatform, this sequel is being created exclusively for Google’s recently announced Daydream platform, with plans to launch later this year.
Being developed by CCP Games’ Shanghai studio, the development team are supposedly working closely with Google’s team to ensure that Gun Jack “leverages all of the power and features available”. They have the ambition of Gunjack Next raising the bar for mobile VR gaming.
Hilmar Veigar Pétursson | CEO of CCP Games
When we heard the details about Google’s Daydream platform, we knew immediately that we wanted to be involved. We think the power Google is bringing to the table with Daydream, coupled with our experience creating high-quality and expectations-busting VR games will be a potent combination.
Gunjack Next will be part of the wider EVE series, which includes the popular online game EVE Online, the soon-to-be-discontinued first-person shooter DUST 514 and dogfighter EVE: Valkyrie.
In Gunjack, players take on the role of a gun turret operator on a mining vessel in the Outer Ring region of known space. As part of the ship’s defense team, it is up to the player to protect the rig from pirates, opportunists and anyone else looking to take what rightfully belongs to the company.