Flying an X-Wing in virtual reality is absurdly cool

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Is the Rogue One-inspired X-Wing mission in Star Wars: Battlefront the best reason to own a PlayStation VR right now?

Yes. Yes it is.

The free virtual reality minigame feels like a dumbed down version of the classic PC game X-Wing, reborn. You hop into the iconic rebel fighter’s cockpit, blast a few TIE Fighters into oblivion and run circles around an Imperial Star Destroyer.

Oh yeah, you also get to watch the stars melt away right in front of you as your attack fighter leaps into hyperspace. OMG.

The Battlefront virtual reality mission is the best kind of fan service. Criterion Games, the studio that built it, had the right idea. Before the mission even starts, you’re deposited in an empty space with a parked X-Wing in front of you. Read more…

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‘Rogue One’ battles rage in this new ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ trailer

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Jyn Erso and Orson Krennic fight as heroes for the Rebellion and Empire, respectively, in the Rogue One: Scarif add-on for Star Wars: Battlefront.

This new trailer highlights some of what you can expect from the new location’s jungle-and-beachside action. It’s a welcome sneak preview of the battleground featured in the Dec. 16 movie.

The map pack comes to the game on Dec. 6 for Season Pass holders, or anyone that owns the recently released “Ultimate Edition” of Battlefront (which includes the season pass). A $15 a la carte DLC release will follow on Dec. 20, two weeks after the Season Pass early access starts. Read more…

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