A bevy of announcements came out of Facebook’s Oculus Connect 5 conference, but one of the most exciting might have been from Industrial Light and Magic. It announced today Vader Immortal Episode I, a launch title for Facebook’s new standalone Oculus Quest headset and a part of Industrial Light and Magic ILMxLAB‘s Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire virtual reality series.
ILM called Oculus a “premier partner.”
Vader Immortal Episode I, which was written and executive produced by David S. Goyer, takes place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, and has players trek to Darth Vader’s castle on Mustafar.
“[These] stories … cross the boundaries of home and location, and that deepen our experiences with beloved characters in a galaxy far, far away — and beyond,” Vicki Dobbs Beck ILMxLABS, the executive in charge of ILMxLAB, said onstage.
Details were thin at publication time, but we’ll update this story as they come.
Vader Immortal Episode I follows closely on the heels of Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay, an ILMxLABS experience that puts Oculus headset wearers in the middle of a battle against the First Order on General Leia’s ship.
Also announced at Oculus Connect 5: foveated rendering, visual improvements, YouTube VR, and casting.
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