Star Wars Battlefront VR Will Tie Into Upcoming Movie


One of the most exciting games coming to PlayStation VR has to be the Star Wars Battlefront expansion that places us in the cockpit of an X-Wing for glorious space battles.

Excitingly, EA has just revealed that the upcoming expansion will tie in to the Star Wars spinoff/prequel Rogue One, and is now called Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: X-Wing VR Mission, which really rolls off the tongue.

In a post on EA’s blog, developer Criterion explained that they’re working to bring the game more in line with the events of the new film, which sees a scrappy band of Rebels work together to steal the plans for the Death Star.

Producer James Svensson explained:

Rogue One is in the same time period the base game covers, so to be relevant in the ever-evolving Star Wars universe we’ve since been able to work with Lucasfilm to make the connection here.

Svensson also hinted that we’ll be taking on a bevy of classic Star Wars vessels, such as Star Destroyer’s and TIE Fighters. Obviously taking on a Star Destroyer in an X-Wing isn’t ideal, but it’ll be crazy fun.

Rogue One comes to cinemas on December 16, while the X-Wing VR Mission will be released as a free expansion to all Battlefront owners sometime after, but you’ll need PlayStation VR to play it.