ILMxLab is to lastly demo its upcoming Star Wars Digital Actuality collection, Vader Immortal on the annual Star Wars Celebration occasion in April.
We reported on ILMxLAB’s newest immersive VR expertise method again in October final yr, after the studio revealed that their forthcoming built-for-VR expertise, set within the Star Wars universe, would type a part of the official canonical Star Wars universe. The brand new expertise is being co-developed with Fb’s Oculus Studios and is because of debut on the corporate’s forthcoming standalone VR headset Quest.
After remaining schtum for months, ILMxLAB right this moment introduced that Star Wars followers can look ahead to extra particulars on the expertise being revealed throughout this yr’s annual Star Wars Celebration occasion, resulting from happen between April 11-15 in Chicago. They’ll additionally have the ability to go hands-on with the primary episode.
Star Wars Celebration is the top fan occasion for the franchise, attracting 1000s of attendees yearly and is historically a venue for large Star Wars bulletins, trailers and video games to be teased.
ILMxLAB has introduced it’s to let followers in attendance go hands-on with the primary episode of Vader Immortal, with demos powered by Oculus’ Quest headset, on the present. Right here’s a snippet of the press launch to set the scene:
Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Collection transports followers to the darkish lord’s residence turf of Mustafar, and with lightsaber in hand, places them on the middle of an unique Star Wars story. The canonical immersive journey takes place between Star Wars – Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope, and is ready up by the occasions of Star Wars: Secrets and techniques of the Empire, ILMxLAB’s award-winning location-based digital actuality expertise.
ILMxLAB can be resulting from maintain a panel dialogue to dive into particulars on the primary episode of Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Collection. The panel will characteristic David S. Goyer, the creator of the debut episode, identified for his work on the The Darkish Knight movie collection.
Picture courtesy Oculus
The timing is superb as, though we nonetheless don’t but have a agency launch date for Oculus’ model new high-end ‘standalone’ VR headset Quest, Fb have mentioned we’ll see the gadget ship a while in Spring – so even assuming the worst – it gained’t be lengthy earlier than Star Wars followers can ‘get their vader on’, so to talk. Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Collection is confirmed as an Oculus Quest launch title.
For those who’re heading to Star Wars Celebration, you may catch the panel at 1:30pm CST on the primary stage.