VIDEO: ILMxLab unveils Star Wars VR experiment for HTC Vive

Trials on Tatooine is the first official lightsaber simulator in virtual reality. We wonder if it will be popular…
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Star Wars SFX whizz Industrial Light and Magic has cooked up something special for Valve’s virtual reality headset.

Lucasfilm’s research and development arm at ILMxLab has shown off Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine, a short tech demo set on the planet critical to the lore of the beloved sci-fi franchise.

The roughly 10-minute experience is much like Luke Skywalker’s early training shown during 1977 film Episode IV: A New Hope – players stick on a helmet, in this case Valve’s HTC Vive, and attempt to deflect and return blaster fire.

Anyway, we all know why you’re here. Take a look at the trailer below.


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