- A VR experience based on Disney Parks' Galaxy's Edge is coming later this year.
Disney parks fans will have something new to look forward to. ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s award-winning immersive entertainment studio, in partnership with Oculus Studios will be developing “Star Wars: Tales From the Galaxy’s Edge” an action-adventure virtual reality experience. It will be based on the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge lands at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort 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.”
The VR experience will release later this year with the iconic characters of Star Wars and new introductions. Within the Star Wars timeline, it takes place between Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on the planet of Batuu.
“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, Walt Disney Imagineering creative executive. “Now our guests can immerse themselves in these stories both inside and outside our parks.”
Batuu is a new planet in Outer Rim Territories that was introduced when the lands opened in the parks. The VR experience will allow it to further be integrated to the Star Wars story and give fans a taste of what the Batuu would be in real life.