Virtual Reality is a fun and exciting new way to interact with technology. It gives you the ability to place yourself in any world you choose and be a part of it. You can interact with environments, characters, and objects. Virtual reality immerses you into an experience.
Star Wars VR is a natural progression of the fantasy world. Star Wars is a franchise based entirely on the amazing possibilities. That the future and technology hold for the universe. VR is a step forward into experiencing some of these possibilities.
As a series based on a futuristic universe. Star Wars is the perfect series to partner with this amazing technology. Epic battles and amazing locations await you in Star Wars VR. ^Thanks in part to Disney adding two new experiences to their Florida and LA locations. But Disneyland isn't the only place to get in on the Star Wars VR fun.
Thanks to the always improving world of home video game consoles. You can now have virtual reality experiences in your very own living room. All you need is a smartphone, VR console, or regular game console with a VR headset. Virtual reality sets also require more moving room. Usually, the games played on virtual reality consoles require you to move around. Often swinging your limbs.
If you're wondering how to be a part of this amazing experience, we will go over it below. Being able to be a part of different worlds and adventures is within just about anyone's reach. So keep reading to find out how you can enjoy Star Wars like you were really there.
What Is Virtual Reality?
To really understand Star Wars VR, you must get an understanding of what virtual reality is. Virtual reality, also called VR, is an experience that is computer generated. Also, that takes place in a simulated environment. It is built around mainly audio and visual feedback. Though bigger experiences can include larger types of sensory feedback. Sometimes the rendered environment can be similar to the real world. Or it can be fantastical, like a video game or movie.
Most VR systems available to the public use virtual reality headsets. Or multi-projected environments sometimes in conjunction with props. Anyone who wears the headset is able to “look around” at the rendered artificial world. Move within it, and interact with it. This headset is often created by a small screen in front of the eyes. It can also be made from several large screens placed in front of each other.
VR includes the transmission of sensations, like a vibration, to a handheld controller.
This tactical feedback is also called forced feedback in video gaming and military training. This feedback helps with the physical sensations of being immersed in a world. It allows you to know the limits. As an example, we could say that via the headset you are in a room. Should you try to walk through the door. But walk into something that is near your feet. The vibration of the controller will alert you to look around.
Virtual reality takes a whole new approach to gaming. You are being able actually to immerse yourself into the game. You're able to see the environment fully. Thanks to VR, you no longer suffer from blind spots. You are able to interact with the environment and tools around you in a way that hasn't been viable before. With virtual reality, actually becoming the hero of your favorite stories is within your reach.
How to Download and Set Up
To use or play a Star Wars VR game, you need to know how to set it up and access it. Depending on the system you are using, set up could be only a few steps, or it could be several. While there could be those extra steps, none are overly complicated. Or require an in-depth knowledge of your system to use. Below we covered two different options for setting up your Star Wars Battle Front X-Wing VR game.
HTC Vive or Oculus Rift
To set up Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing VR Mission, you'll need to follow a few steps. Technically, Battlefront 2 isn't a VR game. So you'll have to go through a few extra steps to get it working on your Oculus or HTC Vive. We have walked through every step below for you.
- 1First download VorpX
- 2Launch it
- 3Right-click the exe and select configure VorpX
- 4In the configuration menu go to local profiles. Search for Battlefield Hardline and select it
- 5Hit apply & close
- 6You must download/launch Origin
- 7Go to application settings within the Origin client. Then choose the Origin In-Game tab and disable In-Game overlay via the checkbox.
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 setup
- 8Launch Star Wars: Battlefront 2
- 9Hit the delete key and go to main settings, turn Z-buffer on and max depth.
- 10Next up go to display settings here you disable direct mode fluidsync. This will increase your framerate. If your fps stays low try alt+tabbing in and out of the game.
- 11Close the VorpX menu by pressing delete again.
- 12Go to the In-Game options and make sure you max out the field of view (95-109)
- 13After following these steps, the game should be ready to play in VR
Should you be playing on PS VR, it is a lot easier to set up and play.
To get the VR mission, you need to download the Patch 1.1 that was recently released. It is 9GB in size.
After downloading and installing patch 1.1. Go to the in-game store (or from PlayStation Store as per your preference) and download the mission.
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Different Star Wars VR Experiences
There are many ways to experience Star Wars VR in your home. While there are a couple of different systems, you can play on. Like the Oculus Rift or the HTC VIVE, you also have a few different game options to play. The two games we go over below are pretty different from each other. One is a lightsaber fighting game, and the other is piloting for the rebellion game.
Star Wars VR Games
Star Wars virtual reality is being able to be immersed in a Star Wars game via virtual reality headsets. Like the Play Station VR system and headset. Star Wars VR at home comes in multiple options. There are a few different games available for at home VR experiences.
Your options include the Lenova Jedi Challenge. Which uses your phone, a special headset, and the Lightsaber hilt. In this game, you get to wield a lightsaber and fight against the Sith. This lightsaber is molded closely after the one used in the Saga. You can also play the popular Holochess or a castle ground battle game inside the system. No matter the system you use, the software is identical. Disney and Lenova are constantly updating the game as well. They recently added the option to have two people play together.
There is also the Star Wars Battlefront X-wing VR Mission. This is essentially a mini-game within Star Wars Battle Front 2. In this simulation, available on the Play Station VR. You play as a rookie pilot on their first galactic mission. This is a shorter game, only lasting around 15 minutes. You spend that time navigating an asteroid field and assisting in some dogfighting.
This Star Wars VR game is played in the first person and allows you to play with all the button on your dash. While most don't do too much, you can change fringing modes and open or close your wings. You can also bring up your targeting computer. This doesn't really do anything, but it's a fun element to the game.
Virtual Reality is an empowering and exciting fantasy fulfillment. For everyone who has ever longed to get in on the action. Alongside their favorite heroes and fighting against their favorite villains. While Virtual Reality is still fairly new to the public, there are still many options for how and what to play. You can choose from adventure, horror. Also, experiencing different jobs, or any number of other games.
For those who not only love Star Wars but also have a passion for video games and technology in general. Being able to fly through space and fight for the Rebellion. All from the comfort of your living room, is a dream come true. Star Wars VR is the childhood wish come true for many adults, young adults, and kids.
A whole new generation is coming to love Star Wars, and they are getting to experience it in many different ways. In fact, many new fans can credit new and interesting ways of experiencing the Star Wars universe. For their love of the franchise. Star Wars VR is one of the most fun and interesting ways to enjoy the amazing technology of Virtual Reality.