Darth Vader Virtual Reality Experience Being Developed by Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB

David Goyer is helping bring the project to life.
Darth Vader
"Star Wars"

During its panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe yesterday, Lucasfilm’s “immersive entertainment division” ILMxLAB made two virtual-reality announcements: David Goyer (“The Dark Knight,” “Man of Steel,” “The Birth of a Nation”) is collaborating with ILMxLAB on a VR project and “Trials on Tatooine” is coming to the Steam store for free.

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“When we looked at all the characters, places, and worlds in the Star Wars universe available to us,” Goyer said, “we asked ourselves, ‘What haven’t we seen before? Who are we curious about?'” The screenwriter, producer and director called Vader the “perfect ambassador to usher us into the Star Wars VR universe.”

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“Trials on Tatooine,” meanwhile, is a VR experiment allowing players to step into the role of a Jedi Padawan. The game, which was well received at the Star Wars Celebration in London, will be available on the digital store starting tomorrow, July 18. Read more about both developments at StarWars.com.

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