If you were expecting the VR treatment from DICE’s upcoming first-person shooter, Star Wars Battlefront 2, we have some bad news for you: Star Wars Battlefront 2 will not support VR.
When it launched in 2015, Star Wars Battlefront made history being one of the first triple A experiences to support the VR. Now it seems that the the team thinks that VR might make the player feel sick.
Criterion’s general manager Matt Webster said during an interview published by Metro GameCentral that while it had been planned once, it had been scrapped from the final game, after extensive discussions and deliberations.
“There is no VR,” he said bluntly. “At some point we could sit down and spend a good number of hours talking about where VR needs to get to in order to work with that, because in something like this you’re doing the job of a fighter pilot. And in the real world that has a significant physiological effect on you, which would dramatically limit the audience.
“But making the VR demo absolutely informed the work we’re doing now. So there’s a lot of the VR mission’s soul in Starfighter Assault.”
Star Wars Battlefront 2 releases 17 November for PS4, Xbox One and PC.