Vader Immortal is a new series of virtual reality games coming to the just-announced Oculus Quest headset. Not much to go on there, other than the fact it looks like you’re playing as some scmuck who gets kidnapped by Darth Vader then forced into some kind of Indentured Sith Apprenticeship Scheme. The first episode will be out alongside the Quest, which launches in Spring 2019.
Vader Immortal Is A New Star Wars Series Coming To Oculus VR Next Year
"The very initial conversations around this project started three years ago, around the launch of ILMxLAB,"
said ILM's Mohen Leo in an interview with the official Star Wars website.
"Lucasfilm was in production on Rogue One. In the film, the audience gets a glimpse of Darth Vader's castle on Mustafar, which we knew would be intriguing to a lot of fans. This was also around the time that some of the first really compelling content for the Oculus DK2, the developer kit that preceded the Oculus Rift, came out. We recognized that VR has a unique ability to transport people to a fictional place and let them explore it. So, we thought, 'Wouldn't it be cool to let the audience visit and explore Vader's castle, and have the opportunity to learn some of his secrets?'"
Author: Luke Plunkett at Kotaku
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