Lucasfilm has teased a new virtual reality experience set in the Star Wars universe, where players can wield a lightsaber in Trials on Tatooine.
While some of us grew up waving around flashlights pretending to be Luke Skywalker, a select few have had the opportunity to get as close as possible to the real thing with the announcement of a new Star Wars virtual reality experience named Trials on Tatooine.
The virtual reality experience, which makes use of an HTC Vive VR headset, sees players explore Tatooine and reflect blast blots back at Imperial Stormtroopers. Read: Star Wars drones are defending Episode VIII‘s film sets
Developed by ILMxLab (the experimental wing created by Industrial Light and Magic) Trials on Tatooine is intended to be an experiment which, rather unfortunately, isn’t likely to be released to the public at any stage.
The experience could be used – in one from or another – at Disneyland’s upcoming Star Wars theme park, where Disney Imagineering is quietly working on a Millennium Falcon ride.
ILMxLab leader Rob Bredow has stated that the experimental studio is indeed working with Disney on the aforementioned Millennium Falcon ride, which could use similar gameplay as seen in Trials on Tatooine.
The “cinematic virtual reality experiment”, as it has been officially dubbed, sees the inclusion of the Millennium Falcon as well as fan-favourite droid R2-D2. Read: Star Wars Episode IX to be filmed on location ““ space!
You can see the official trailer for the VR experience through the YouTube video below.
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