ILMxLAB announces Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge VR experience

ILMxLAB has announced a VR experience in collaboration with Oculus Studios, based on the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge expansion at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge is a virtual reality (VR) experience offering players the chance to live their own adventure in an original story featuring new and iconic characters from Star Wars.

“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, creative executive of Walt Disney Imagineering.

“Now our guests can immerse themselves in these stories both inside and outside our parks.”

Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge

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Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge will feature multiple styles of gameplay and difficulty settings, and takes place between Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

It is set on the outskirts of the Black Spire Outpost of Galaxy’s Edge on the planet of Batuu, which previously launched at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida.

“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.”

Immersive VR experience on the planet of Batuu

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Disney is seemingly hoping to attract visitors back to its theme parks when they reopen with this new Galaxy’s Edge VR offering.

Walt Disney World is set for a phased reopening beginning on July 11, while Disneyland can reopen in Stage 3 of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s four-part reopening plan in California.