As a first-person space simulator, Star Wars Squadrons is the perfect game for VR support. EA’s sci-fi space battle game is exactly what VR was made for.
One of the big stumbling blocks that VR developers face is the fact that games have to take place in a limited space, both because walking around is awkward in VR, and because doing so for prolongued periods will make people sick.
The best solution thus far has been to build VR games in which the player is sat down, enclosed in some kind of restrictive box.
Does Star Wars Squadrons have VR support?
Star Wars Squadrons is compatible with all major VR platforms, including Valve Index, PSVR, and Oculus Rift.
It’s also compatible with the HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality – although it is worth noting that most of these options are only available for PC players. PlayStation owners can enjoy the game on PSVR, but Xbox players won’t be able to play in virtual reality at present.
That said, while the game is compatible with a wide variety of VR devices, the experience won’t be quite the same on all platforms. EA has made suggestions about which VR devices are best quited to the game.
Which VR devices are best for Star Wars Squadrons?
According to EA, players will get the best possible results by playing Star Wars Squadrons on either PSVR or Oculus Rift.
No reason is given for this claim, but it likely has to do with playtesting – EA probably made sure the game would run the most smoothly on the two most popular VR platforms and spent less time calibrating it for other offerings.
This isn’t to say that playing Star Wars Squadrons on a different VR device will be impossible; it simply means that the experience might have a little less polish when compared to the PSVR or Oculus Rift.