If you are one of the people who are still skeptical about virtual reality, the upcoming PlayStation 4 VR version of “Star Wars: Battlefront” may convince you on how awesome virtual reality can be.
According to the news from GameSpot, vice president of marketing John Koller has a discussion about PlayStation VR version of Battlefront and stated that it will be the killer app for the console system. This was according to his interview with Fortune.
In the interview, Koller stated: “We are working with EA, DICE, Lucasfilm, and Disney to try and make that experience something so special and so intrinsic to what’s in many people’s DNA, which is, ‘How can I be in that world of Star Wars?…Battlefront is going to be one of those games that will really show gamers what it means to be in the world of VR. It’s very special. And just by the nature of it being designed as a VR experience, it’s going to be very different than the PlayStation 4 game.”
The PS4 VR of “Star Wars: Battlefront” will only be exclusive for the PlayStation 4 console. He also explains the role of exclusive VR games: “The role of exclusive VR games is a little different than what we see in the general console space… For example, I don’t believe that there needs to be one particular killer app. There can be a range of killer apps. VR is so personal. It really depends on what experience that person wants and what they think is really great. That’s different than our (console) platform launches, where you generally can say, ‘That’s the game’ (that will help drive hardware sales).”
“Star Wars: Battlefront” PS4 VR edition is promised to have a cinematic gaming experience. No details on its exact release have seen announced yet as the PlayStation VR is expected to arrive this October. The console version of Battlefront is still available for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.