When I have friends over to have a go on PlayStation VR the special mission released for Star Wars: Battlefront is the first thing that I show them. It works extremely well and looks brilliant, so it’s a great shame to hear that Battlefront II will not have any VR missions.
“There is no VR,” said Criterion general manager Matt Webster. “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.”
Other games are quite happy to let you race about in a star-fighter, EVE Valkyrie for example, so for Criterion to suggest that gamers wouldn’t be about the handle the “physiological effects” seems a bit of a cop out.