It’s just some weeks now till the discharge of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in theaters on December 15th, however the anticipated tie-in VR experience from DICE is even nearer than that.
Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: X-Wing VR Mission, because the piece is moderately clumsily referred to as, will likely be releasing on PlayStation VR on December sixth, in line with a brand new weblog from publisher EA. It will likely be free to anybody that owns a PlayStation four copy of final 12 months’s Star Wars: Battlefront, which you’ll be able to at the moment decide up for round $15 – $20 at on-line retailers, although the jury’s nonetheless out on if the experience alone will likely be worth that value. We’ve reached out to EA to ask if there could be any means for people who don’t personal the sport to see the experience.
Because the title suggests, Rogue One: X-Wing VR Mission places you within the cockpit of the long-lasting spacecraft for the primary time in VR (formally, at the very least). You’ll bear an “important mission” for the Insurrection, heading into battle. From the appears of idea artwork, the piece will function the brand new U-Wing ship, seen within the upcoming film. There aren’t any lightsabers or laser battles right here; followers on the lookout for that must take a look at Trials on Tatooine, one other free experience from ILMxLAB available on the HTC Vive.
It’s trying like it is going to be one other quick experience, much like the Call of Duty Infinite Warfare: Jackal Assault VR piece that launched on PS VR totally free just a few weeks again. Hopefully we gained’t be left underwhelmed by this one, although. Extra Rogue One-themed content material may also be launching for Star Wars: Battlefront on the identical day.
This isn’t all that’s occurring on the earth of Star Wars and VR proper now. Additionally just lately revealed was Rogue One: Recon, a brief 360 diploma film, once more telling the story of an X-Wing pilot, produced by ILMxLAB. The studio can be engaged on a fully VR interactive experience, telling a narrative starring iconic Star Wars villain, Darth Vader.