Disney and Leovo are Partnering to Develop Star Wars-Themed AR

 - Jul 18, 2017
References: theverge & digitaltrends
Disney and Lenovo are collaborating to produce augmented reality headsets that allow users to experience Star Wars-themed adventures.

The elusive 'Jedi Challenges' will use an over the head strap to convey its images to users and is expected to be compatible with smartphones. Although little is known about the details of the franchise-themed game, the promotional video suggests players are tasked with swinging their controllers as if it were a real light saber. The AR experience also promises further immersion like object interactions. The 'Jedi Challenges' headsets were designed specifically to allow users to enact star Wars themed experiences and serve as an example of the franchise's ability to consistently remain up to date with current affairs.

The partnership between Disney and Lenovo speaks to the growing augmented reality franchise and the attempt to make the technology more accessible to the masses.