A few weeks ago I believe it was Chribba who had spotted that CCP had issued a trademark request thingy (oh I don't know how copyright works!) for the name of "Gunjack". Everybody started to speculate. The most common one was this was Project Legion coming soon (TM).
Back at Fanfest CCP had their VR labs set up. Various demos were available. You could throw fireballs whilst wearing the Oculus Rift or you could man a turret and shoot stuffz with the Samsung Gear VR attachment for their mobile phones. Gunjack is for the later.
It's a mobile phone game for the Samsung Gear VR headset. Here is a slide from Fanfest where Hilmar is showing his daughter "help" test the original Eve Online and now helping to test the Samsung VR headset. We can assume that it was the precursor to Gunjack she is playing there.
It was interesting that CCP are heading in this direction, they are obviously throwing a lot of resource into their VR labs.
So what is Gunjack? It looks like a classic arcade shooter. You are a miner in a turret, a bit like one of those ball turrets from a WWII bomber. You shoot the incoming pirates and missiles and get power-ups. It is really chalk and cheese from Eve. Have a look at the trailer if you've not already seen it...
Reaction has been mixed. A lot of people don't realise its for MOBILE PHONES. Its also just a simple arcade type shoot-em up. Its NOT EVE ONLINE! Some of the comments on Facebook and YouTube are just funny!
Will I play it? Probably not as I am not planning to get the Samsung Gear VR headset. I'll get an Oculus Rift and play Valkyrie. However, if you cannot afford a Rift or the PC to run it, the Samsung VR might be a cost effective way into Eve-O VR? Providing you can get over the fact it has "power-ups" of course!