Cue up “The Imperial March,” because one of cinema’s most iconic villains is coming to Oculus Quest next year.
“Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series” is a three-part story series collaboration between Oculus and ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s division for virtual and augmented reality games, and is written and executive produced by David S. Goyer (the Dark Knight trilogy, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice).The story series is set on the planet Mustafar between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Players will explore Vader’s fortress, as seen in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and come face to face with the Sith Lord himself. Fans got their first look at the first episode at Oculus Connect 5.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement, “We always look for opportunities to explore the Star Wars universe in new ways. ILMxLAB is very excited to be working with David S. Goyer on a first-of-its-kind Star Wars experience which allows fans to travel to Darth Vader’s fiery, lava-ridden fortress and wield a lightsaber on his home turf.”
Goyer expressed his excitement for the medium, saying “As a lifelong Star Wars fan, working with ILMxLAB on an untold Vader story is a dream come true. The experience is designed to be ‘immersive first,’ meaning that from its inception, this 3-part series has been conceived and executed specifically for the VR medium. We’re breaking new ground with this project that places you, the user, at the center of the story.”
And with the teaser trailer, ILMxLAB also teased another project they’re developing in collaboration with The Void: an untitled Marvel adventure, set to launch next year.
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