The Star Wars hype is alive and well, as proven by this latest announcement of a Darth Vader virtual reality experience. Announced at the Star Wars Celebration event, via The Verge, writer David S. Goyer stated that he was working on an “original narrative VR experience” that delivers a story which viewers can be a part of. He also announced that the lead character would be Darth Vader, the iconic villain of the series.
‘”You are the visitor in this story that is happening in and around you, and to a certain extent you might even have some effect on [the narrative],” Goyer said. “You can pick up things, you can open things. You can push things, you can walk. You can touch characters.” The experience will take place in a “persistent” world, one that cycles through day and night, has evolving weather conditions, and continues to go on even after the “visitor” has gone through the story for the first time.
“It can make you sad, and make you lean in, and make you feel for a character in a way you haven’t before. In a way that you can’t really do in any other medium. And it can scare you.”‘
VR and Star Wars are two of the hottest trends in pop culture right now, so it’ll be interesting to see what comes of this curious mesh-up.