Update: Sony Says Battlefront 2 PSVR Email Is ‘Incorrect’

by Jamie Feltham • May 10th, 2017

Update 2: Sony has issued the following statement to UploadVR, labelling the contents of its recent newsletter as “incorrect”:

We are aware that a recent PlayStation promotional email indicated that Star Wars Battlefront II will be PS VR compatible. This email was incorrect and we apologise for any confusion caused.

While there is PS VR gameplay available as downloadable content for Star Wars Battlefront (released in 2015), nothing has been announced regarding PS VR support for Star Wars Battlefront II.

The statement doesn’t outright deny Battlefront 2 will have VR support, so there’s still hope. E3 is just a few weeks away now.

Update 1: The image circulating the internet suggesting Star Wars: Battlefront 2 will be PSVR compatible is not fake. We know because we just got an email from PlayStation UK that still includes the PSVR banner, as you can see below. We’ve reached out to Sony for comment.

Battlefront II VR

Original story: Evidence suggesting EA’s upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is getting PlayStation VR (PSVR) support appears to be mounting.

Over the weekend a member of gaming forum NeoGAF posted the below image that shows the thumbnail image for the upcoming shooter complete with a banner that translates to “PlayStation VR Compatible”. The image supposedly comes by way of the danish version of the PlayStation newsletter email. Another user reported that they had seen in the same in the German version of the newsletter.

Battlefront II VR 2

It is, of course, entirely possible that the image was mocked up, but we’ve reached out to EA for comment all the same.

Even if it is fake, there’s a lot to suggest that Battlefront 2 will feature at least some form of VR support. After the game’s reveal late last month a member of co-developer Criterion Games stated: “We are not talking about VR at the moment for Battlefront 2. That’s a story for another day…”

Criterion itself developed a VR add-on mission for the original Battlefront that allowed players to pilot and X-Wing. Now the developer is working on the flight combat for the sequel, which will allow players to take part in battles from different eras of the Star Wars saga. We’re hoping that any VR support for Battlefront 2 will go beyond what we saw with the original game, which remains one of the best experiences on PSVR.

We’re expecting Battlefront 2 to be one of the biggest games of E3 next month, so hopefully a VR announcement could come then.

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  • <– * crossing fingers *

  • Nightfiree

    The Battlefront engine was so damn epic. SFX were incredible and immersion was next level and that was on a 2d screen. The xwing mission was dope AF and showed the potential of AAA voice acting and SFX behind VR. You give me a chance to flie a tie fighter in vr for a few missions…..and im done.

    • Crunchy005

      Bettlefront was pretty, but the game was boring. Lets hope Battlefront 2 is a big improvement to gameplay. Although why no PC VR support…so lame.

      • koenshaku

        I guess it would have something to do with Sony paying for them not to provide it I guess. Maybe a timed exclusive like Resident Evil.

  • How flippin cool would it be to use the gun from Farpoint in Battlefront? It would be like holding a blaster, or Chewbacca’s bowcaster, etc.

    • JE

      It will only let me click like once

      • Robbie Cartwright

        A sad truth

  • Dai10zin

    It’ll probably just be an X-Wing mission like they had for the first game.

    • daveinpublic

      Did the first one have a large “VR Compatible” graphic across the main game image? Because this seems like more than just a small addition.

      • Dai10zin

        No. It didn’t. Because the VR mission wasn’t added until *after* the game released.

  • John Brunckhorst

    Its definitely not fake, I’m in Australia and received an email from Playstation on the weekend showing the same banner

  • dan bryant

    Sony is the worst thing that ever happened to VR with all the exclusive BS
    It’s going to kill VR in the long run

    • Justos

      no it wont.

    • daveinpublic

      It’s an early industry that needs to make money to continue making VR, for you. If you’ve ever started a business, you’d know it’s about more than donating all your time for someone else’s enjoyment. Sony is not a non-profit charity trying to improve your virtual life. Be excited that they’re helping bankroll VR development.

      • dan bryant

        I should be Happy that Sony are paying money to other big companies like EA and Capcom to stop multi platform games getting VR support on PC?


        • Nathan White

          and Oculus have been paying companies for exclusives are taking potential support away from the rest of the industry as well. It’s a moot point.

          For decades companies like Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony have all shelled out money for developers to create exclusives for their platforms, the only effect it has had on the industry has been the constant improvement and expansion from constant competition. PSVR exclusives are helping the growth of VR whether you like it or not

    • Jak folk

      This is an extremely near sighted comment.
      Do you think the average person that tries say a full setup of VR based on HTC etc and is completely convinced of the experience. Will then be inspired to then go out and buy a full set up with a minimum $1500 price tag.
      Absolutely not, if in my home experience here folks come over and try out PSVR and then ask about the price, yes it is more than the console at some retailers but not as prohibitive as a PC based setup.
      If VR is to succeed there needs to be a middle ground accessible to the average user. They have sold in my estimation now over 1 million units. Can you say the same for HTC Oculus, so the price is right (ugh)
      Yes is looks like an exclusive but the PC users will have for example exclusivity for Fallout 4 and. i’m positive many, many more titles to come

      • Buddydudeguy

        “but the PC users will have for example exclusivity for Fallout 4 and. i’m positive many, many more titles to come”

        Only because the consoles suck too much to handle it. Console exclusives aren’t exclusive for any legit reason other than to attract customers to the IP. It’s cute the Potatostation has VR as long as they realize it’s pretty shitty.

        • Jak folk

          Obviously a PC elitist here *’Potatostation’ What does that even refer too? And so eloquent, ‘suck to much to handle it’?????
          Have you even tried out Resident evil 7 on the PS4???
          You obviously didn’t read my comment with enough clarity to actually understand what i was inferring.
          If you try and take a while to get the gist you would understand that the market for VR as a democracy will only flourish if their is a middle ground.
          Say for example in the UK if Mcdonalds had marketed a mazambique-portugese chicken burger no one would have bought it, Now you have hundreds of Nando’s restaurants all over the UK with millions of customers a year.
          Do you see what i’m getting at????
          Stop this nonsense of PC VR self flagilation, jealousy of exclusives and realize that they are 2 different platforms for 2 different customers and depth of pockets to afford it. So put your spilt box of toys away.

          *I know for certain that Sony could have possibly made an industrial potato peeler for the catering industry….Any way to not descend into your very purile way of retort.

          • Buddydudeguy

            wow. I hit a soft spot.

            Why would I try Resident Evil 7 on Potatostation when I go it on PC?

          • Jak folk

            Just perusing your disqus profile and previous comments on other topics. Your obviously poses an extremely negative state of mind to other peoples opinions.
            I provide a succinct and statement and you just stick your tongue out and say nah nah na nah nah.
            So I wont engage your trollish replies any more.
            You can keep your obvious lack of impartiality, even lack of ability in engaging in an adult discussion.

          • Buddydudeguy

            You looked at my profile? My, you’re kind of pathetic!

            You’re not worth much but “nah nah nah nah nah nah” is the thing. “jealousy of exclusives” LOL

            Opinions are fine and dandy when they’re….you know, correct.

          • Jak folk

            Blueerughgaaj, oops sorry. Was just on the toilet whilst reading my inbox. Funny enough it coincided…………

          • Megäblue

            Good one 😂😂

    • David Lazarek

      Nintendo killed the home console market with all their exclusive BS too. Worst thing that ever happened to video games. /s

  • dan bryant

    Looks like I hit a nerve with the Sony fanboys
    What a surprise
    Probably the same ones that used to complain about Microsoft doing the same thing a few years ago

  • Aaron Owens

    Fans want VR support. But f*ck them, right?