Fans of the original Star Wars: Battlefront title has been looking forward to the successor. Previous reports had suggested that perhaps the DICE and Criterion Games’ will have a virtual reality component. It would make sense to, one can only imagine how it would feel like to be in the game’s Star Wars universe in immersive virtual reality. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen.
Criterion’s Matt Webster and John Stanley have confirmed in an interview with Metro that there’s not going to be a VR component in Star Wars: Battlefront 2. When asked about VR options for the game, they just said “There is no VR.”
Stanley added that VR was “very important” to Criterion and while they don’t rule out VR for future games, their comments don’t indicate that there’s any possibility of a Star Wars: Battlefront 2 VR experience.
Many fans of the title would have been hoping for Criterion to develop a VR experience for the new title given that it made the well-received X-Wing VR mission for the original Battlefront title. That mission was released for the PlayStation VR.
Criterion is now developing the space combat for the new title but as it has now confirmed, there’s not going to any VR experience.