Few properties seem better suited to tap VR than Star Wars, if only because… you know, lightsabers.
And Lucasfilm knows it. They’ve just announced Star Wars: Vader Immortal — a three-part, at-home experience that’ll launch on Oculus’ just announced standalone Quest headset.
Alas, there’s not much to go on besides the name, a quick teaser trailer and that it’s launching sometime in 2019. Lucasfilm does note that it’ll be a “yet untold story” that’ll take place across three episodes, with the story writing led by Dark Knight writer David S. Goyer.
This isn’t the first time the Lucasfilm/ILM teams have dabbled with VR. They released a short one-off experience called Trials of Tatooine for the HTC Vive two years ago, and they worked with The Void to build the massive, full-building VR game called Secrets of the Empire that launched at Disneyland last year. But Trials was short and experimental, and Secrets requires you to be in a very specific place in the real world. This one sounds like it’ll be a bit more substantial, and intended for a wider audience.
(*Tangent: For what it’s worth, Secrets of the Empire is one of the more mind-blowing VR experiences I’ve ever had. I left feeling that it was a bit pricey for the amount of time it lasted, but nearly a year later I’m still thinking about how damned cool it was.)
More on this as we hear about it.
Update: While our headline initially called it a “game”, ILM/Oculus is careful to call it a “series”/”experience”, so we’ll stick with that, for accuracy.