Star Wars: Squadrons VR - Everything you need to know

Star Wars: Squadrons VR - Everything you need to know

The highly anticipated Star Wars: Squadrons launched on Friday to rave reviews. The galactic dogfighting simulator was released for Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

However, Squadrons is also fully playable in VR. Here's everything you need to know:

The Setting
Star Wars: Squadrons takes place just after the events of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Players assume the role a pilot from either the Galactic Empire's Titan Squadron or the New Republic's Vanguard Squadron. Players must master their ship's weaponry, shields and manoeuvring to defeat their enemies.

Gameplay
The game features a single-player mode, which takes place shortly after the destruction of the second Death Star.

However, it hasn't been getting much love. The Washington Post's Mike Hume described it as "the vegetables you're forced to eat":

"...largely forgettable missions in which the goal is to teach players the game's controls and mechanics to prepare them for the multiplayer mode."

The crux of the game's content is it's two multi-player modes: "dogfight" and "fleet battles." The former is a simple 10-on-10 deathmatch, while "fleet battles" sees entire fleets of fighters take one another on. The objective: destroy the other's Flagship.

How can you access VR gameplay?
Unlike Flight Squadron modes in the Star Wars Battlefront franchise, the entire game is playable from a first person view. Players can even view their ship's status and other HUD elements through instruments on their vehicles dashboard, deactivating the HUD overlay in the menu completely.

The overlay HUD can be deactivated for a fully immersive experience. (Credit: EA)

It'd be an awesome game to experience in VR - lucky for us, it is.

For those playing on PlayStation 4, Star Wars: Squadrons is fully compatible with PS VR. For those playing on PC, the game supports the Index, Vive, WMR, Rift S and the Rift. The game also supports the Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 via USB 3 link cable.

The VR mode can be activated via the 'Toggle VR' option in the menu.

Are VR motion controllers supported?
Squadrons does not support VR motion controllers. However, the game does support keyboard & mouse, gamepad and certain flight sticks. RoadToVR has published a full list of supported peripherals available here.

Squadrons came out on Friday to rave reviews. (Credit: VR)

Are you planning on checking out Star Wars: Squadrons in VR? Let us know what you think!

And if flying in space isn't think, no need to worry. Microsoft have just opened closed beta sign ups for Flight Simulator VR!

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Liam Noble Shearer

I'm a writer and journalised based in the far North of Scotland with an interest in VR tech, games and industry news.

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