star-wars-battlefront-rogue-one-x-wing-vr-missionThe lengthily-named Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: X-Wing VR Mission is due to launch free for all owners of the PS4 version of Star Wars Battlefront on December 6th. Developed exclusively for Sony’s PlayStation VR headset, it will be playable by attendees at this weekend’s PlayStation Experience event in California.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, likely to be the biggest movie of 2016, hits cinemas on December 16th. As the hype train reaches full steam, EA’s Star Wars Battlefront is perfectly poised to join the fun, with a Rogue One-themed DLC package due on December 6th. Available on all platforms for Season Pass owners, the Rogue One: Scarif DLC adds four new maps, new characters, and a new multi-stage game mode.

Owners of the PS4 version are in for a special treat and will receive a free, additional download on the same day, sporting the catchy name Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: X-Wing VR Mission, which requires the PlayStation VR headset.

Developed by Criterion Games, in collaboration with Battlefront developers DICE, the VR mission was first teased at E3 earlier this year, and is exclusive to Sony’s headset. The chance to pilot an X-Wing in VR is a dream come true for many Star Wars fans, and existing cockpit-based space games such as Elite: Dangerous and EVE: Valkyrie have proven the genre’s suitability for VR. Criterion Games, famous for their Burnout series, probably aren’t the first studio you’d expect to be developing a sci-fi flying experience, but having built it with VR in mind from the start, it looks like they’re on the right track.

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The X-Wing VR Mission will be playable ahead of its release during PlayStation Experience 2016 this weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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  • DiGiCT Ltd

    The video does not really show much, looks more like a small trailer, no idea about the gameplay itself based on the video above.
    Will wait to see actual gameplay videos instead.

    • Mr. New Vegas

      I was reading a preview, its a big level with number of mission objectives, not just action but also museum to look at spaceships.
      They played 15 minutes and said it just the intro part.
      Im guessing its 30-45 minutes mission, no longer than hour for sure.
      Its free so even if its 3 minutes its already better than nothing, but its not, the previewer said that this is more of a commercial test to see if people interested in full game.
      I hate multiplayer games, but luckily the game was only 10$ on black friday on PSN, so if its 30-45minutes i guess it will be worth the 10$ spent.

      P.S. Of course they could of ridden the kings road and made it free stand alone experience like the Activision did with their COD VR mini-standalone-game/mission.

      P.P.S Here is the full preview, flying by walking AT-AT sound like awesome:

  • RationalThought

    Shame…stuff of this magnitude shouldn’t go exclusive.

    • Mr. New Vegas

      On the contrary, stuff of this magnitude shifts hardware.
      Cant imagine how many PS4/PS4Pro owners were pushed by this game to decide that they getting a VR kit.

      • RationalThought

        That point though how many would it shift IN general for everything. How many Xbox360’s and PS3’s were sold because of Call of Duty and other multiplatform titles? Like I said if the goal is adoption of the technology and just getting more people with VR headsets on…..these things shouldn’t go exclusive (nothing should be….it’s like exclusive TV shows for certain brand TV’s.)

  • Mr. New Vegas

    Anyone interested, here is a link to a textual preview of this game, interesting read that makes me hyped for this demo even more.

  • WOOT! I just bought Starwars Battlefront on sale for $10 on Monday! What a SCORE!