Given Disneyland’s closure, it may take a while for fans to go back to the Black Spire Outpost on Batuu. But they’ll soon be able to visit it virtually. A new upcoming VR experience promises to take the fans to the Galaxy’s Edge while staying at a social distance. Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB studio together with Oculus Studios announced Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, a virtual reality videogame that connects to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The brand new story will take place between Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. That’s also the official timeframe for the Disney park area itself.
“We are so excited for fans to step into Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge later this year,” said Vicki Dobbs Beck, ILMxLAB executive-in-charge. “This action-packed adventure not only speaks to the promise of connected and complementary experiences by extending the lore around Black Spire Outpost, it represents another meaningful step in ILMxLAB’s quest to transition from storytelling — one-way communication — to storyLIVING, where you’re inside a world making consequential choices that drive your experience forward.”
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The new story will feature several familiar faces from the Star Wars galaxy together with brand new characters. Presumably, recognizable Batuu merchants like Oga and Dok Ondar will number among them.
“The rich storytelling in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has redefined what a Disney park experience can be, and we are thrilled fans will have an opportunity to discover new stories, meet new characters and explore new regions of the planet Batuu in Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge,” said Scott Trowbridge, Walt Disney Imagineering creative executive. “Now our guests can immerse themselves in these stories both inside and outside our parks.”
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge has no official release date yet. Are you excited to try the new Star Wars VR experience? Let us know your thought in the comments section below.
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