'Trials on Tatooine' is a Hybrid Gaming and Cinema VR Experience

By: Laura McQuarrie - Mar 17, 2016
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In the past, video games have been used to immerse Star Wars fans into the iconic far-off universe, but 'Trials on Tatooine' is a new virtual reality experience that engages fans of the franchise like never before.

The VR experience by Lucasfilm's ILMxLAB is being described as game-meets-cinema entertainment that gives fans a first-person view of the Star Wars world. With a virtual reality headset on, fans will have the chance to come face-to-face with beloved characters like R2D2 and battle Stormtroopers with a lightsaber in hand.

ILMxLAB has noted that a project like Trials on Tatooine is less about creating a video game and more about experimenting with interactive formats that can support films and other future releases by expanding the worlds viewers know only from a single screen.