In addition to today’s announcement that Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine would be made available very soon for HTC Vive owners, ILMxLAB, a division of LucasFilm, has revealed a brand new Star Wars virtual reality (VR) project is in development. None other than David Goyer, screenwriter for blockbuster films such as Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, will be collaborating with ILMxLAB on this new project.
The announcement came today as part of the Star Wars Celebration Europe event, London. The brand new story-based project, currently without an official title, centres around a particularly iconic Star Wars character: Darth Vader. Just like VR is a new frontier, so sounds this venture.
“When we looked at all the characters, places, and worlds in the Star Wars universe available to us, we asked ourselves, ‘What haven’t we seen before? Who are we curious about?” Goyer stated, “Darth Vader is the perfect ambassador to usher us into the Star Wars VR universe.”
No details on compatible platforms, head-mounted displays (HMDs) or release date have yet been made available. More information is expected to follow soon however, and VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details.