For a genre that was once dominant in the mid-90s, with classics like X-Wing and Wing Commander, the space combat simulator is by 2013 on its knees. Sure, indies and mods try their best to keep things ticking, but one Kickstarter project aside, it's been a very long time since a developer with serious resources/money took a stab at dropping you in the cockpit of a starfighter.

Imagine my joy, as someone who grew up on the genre, to see this on the weekend. It's a trailer for EVR, a concept kicking around EVE Online developers CCP which employs the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and drops it into a space combat game.

The results? Battlestar Galactica, only on your eyeballs.

This isn't a game reveal - it's the work of a few CCP developers experimenting with the Rift - and there's no guarantee we'll ever be able to actually play it. It is playable, though, with those attending the EVE Fanfest in Iceland over the weekend getting some hands-on time with it, so maybe one day we'll see the concept kicked up a gear.

Then again, considering you look like this while playing it, maybe that's not such a great idea...

Eve Online - EVR Trailer fan fest 2013 [YouTube]