There’s been a lot of buzz over the last couple of days regarding a potential Star Wars virtual reality game. The project is being developed by Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB for the HTC Vive headset, and Rob Bredow, chief technology officer of Lucasfilm clarified that the project is “really just an experiment.”
The teaser trailer for the project, titled Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine was recently released and the title card at the end of the trailer clarified that the project was “a cinematic virtual reality experiment.”
At the moment, there’s very little information to go on. But Mitch Dyer at IGN had an opportunity to play the game, and his thoughts were as follows…
“I’ll tell you what it’s not, it’s not a game. It’s very much a proof of concept. It’s proving what Star Wars storytelling can be in VR. It is after Return of the Jedi, you are one of the Jedi apprentices in Luke Skywalker’s new Jedi order. And you are on Tatooine waiting for a delivery from Han Solo. And then the game starts.”
ILM have just released another video on their youtube page, firstly explaining what kinds of projects they’re aiming to create in the near future, and secondly – announcing that they’re recruiting new employees!
According to the LA Times, Kathleen Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm, after trying Trials on Tatooine, simply responded with: “That’s what I’m talking about.”
Now I’m no fortune teller, but I’d bet that if the president of Lucasfilm is impressed with the results of a Star Wars VR project, I’m sure that we can expect a lot more to come from ILMxLAB.
No release date for Trails on Tatooine has been announced yet.
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