Star Wars is back in the spotlight! Did it ever leave? Honestly, it’s one of those legacies that never goes away and makes its way onto every type of platform it can land on. Earlier this week, during the Game Developers Conference, we discovered a new VR experience many readers will enjoy. Thanks to ILMxLAB, from LUCASFILM, there is a Vive demo that transports you, a Padawan student to the planet Tatooine to be trained under Luke Skywalker himself.
Familiar faces and sounds
The Trials on Tatooine demo is full of familiar faces and artifacts. For starters, you see the traditional Star Wars lettering and scrolling text before the Millennium Falcon taxis you away. R2-D2, Han Solo, and several Storm Troopers have some kind of presence during the demo and you get to pull out your very own lightsaber! The sounds are all there too. R2-D2, the lightsaber, the ships. Everything sounds like you would remember them from previous media. Take a look at the video below.
Training and guidance on Tatooine
After transport to Tatooine, R2-D2 rolls into view and is there to assist you with the training one on the path to becoming a Jedi would get. Before the training can start there are a couple of priorities to take care of. The first is the repairs to the Millennium Falcon after an attack by a couple of TIE fighters. Han Solo instructs you to handle the repairs to the engine so it can take off and engage the enemy. The second priority would be the approaching Storm Troopers if they get close enough or you can re-direct their shots with your lightsaber and if accurate enough you can take ’em out.
The Star Wars demo isn’t very long, but it is promising of the type of experience we could expect if ILMxLAB were to develop a story line and game mode for virtual reality. What would you expect to pay for a full Star Wars virtual experience?
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