Two HUGE Interviews Incoming!


As we may have mentioned before, here at Crossing Zebras, we are very excited about the latest addition to New Eden, Eve Valkyrie. As in very excited. I was immediately on the batphone to CCP Manifest (CCP PR and Social Media dude) to see if I could interview someone here on CZ to ask some of the many unanswered questions the community has about the evolution of EVR.

It turns out that Eve Valkyrie doesn’t have an Executive Producer at the moment but someone has been put in charge of the project temporarily. The person currently heading the project is none other than former EP of Eve Online itself, CCP Unifex! I will be sitting down with Unifex tomorrow (2nd September) at 1700 Eve to ask him many of my questions.

But I want your help too! If you have anything you want to ask Unifex about Valkyrie, please leave a comment in the blog comments below and I will get around to as many as possible.

Second up, we have both Ali Aras and Chitsa Jason tomorrow at 2100 Eve. Ali is fresh back from the CSM Summer Summit in Iceland while Chitsa attended almost all of the sessions remotely by video link. If you have anything you want to ask these guys about what was discussed, what went well and what went not so well, again, post in the comments below.

Fly safe,


Tags: ali aras, chitsa jason, csm, unifex, valkyrie

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Xander Phoena

The good looking, funny, intelligent member of the team, Xander set up Crossing Zebras with Jeg in April 2012 mainly because he was talking too much about Eve on his other podcast. Playing the game for almost five years, Xander still has absolutely zero clue about how to actually play Eve but somehow still manages to talk a good game.

  • Poetic Stanziel

    Find out what the intention will be for a link between Valk and the EVE Universe, beyond just using fighter models. Don’t let him off the hook easily. Whereas he won’t give details (understandably), try to get him to commit to an intention one way or the other.

    If there is no link other than reusing fighter models, then it’s not really EVE Valkyrie, it’s just Valkyrie, some standalone VR arcade game.

    • Poetic Stanziel

      If he intends no link, then Valk won’t really exist in the EVE Universe — a universe where players create the stories and determine their outcomes.

      • Poetic Stanziel

        As crappy as DUST 514 is in a lot of ways, it at least exists in the EVE Universe.

  • Poetic Stanziel

    Will the game be playable sans VR headset?

  • Poetic Stanziel

    How will Valk generate revenue? Will it be free-to-play/download? Will there be microtransactions?

  • Poetic Stanziel

    Will they be eschewing characters (skill trees and such) and going for more of a pure arcade experience?

  • Chirality Tisteloin

    Unifex also took over the mobile initiative of CCP. How will the priorities between these projects be weighed?

    • Poetic Stanziel

      Valk is obviously a separate team from mobile … and Valk team will be based in UK (Newcastle?) … but I’d be curious if Unifex has assembled a mobile team yet. And as Chirality asks, if they haven’t assembled a mobile team yet and determined a first project, will that be placed on the backburner until Valk is completed.

      • Chirality Tisteloin

        Good point: Will he move to newcastle? Oscillate between there and Reyk? Take the (as yet hypothetical) mobile team with him to the UK?

  • Poetic Stanziel

    How far along is CCP in the process of hiring an Executive Producer for EVE Online? (Feel free to ignore this question, since it’s way outside the Valkyrie topic.)

  • HVAC Repairman

    Q: How dare you?

  • Azza

    With a 3yr plan for EvE, Dust needing a lot of work and the on going project that is WoD. How and where will the dev time come for Eve val?

    Will these be a new dev team and hiring in people or will this just be a reallocation of current budgets/time?

    With the great PR with Eve val and the poor showing and slating of Dust514 by the FPS / console community will Dust514 suffer from a new venture from CCP. Aka will support for Dust suffer most to develop Eve Val?

    • Poetic Stanziel

      “Will these be a new dev team and hiring in people or will this just be a reallocation of current budgets/time?”

      That there is the key question.

  • Poetic Stanziel

    What did Ali and Chitsa have for breakfast?