It looks like Lucasfilm is preparing a brand new virtual reality videogame that’ll take Star Wars gamers to the planet of Batuu.
According to StarWars.com, ILMxLAB just recently announced a brand new project connected to Disneyland’s Star Wars theme park, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Collaborating with Oculus studio, Lucasfilm’s award-winning immersive entertainment studio is currently developing a brand new action-adventure virtual experience called Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge.
Like Disneyland’s Star Wars theme park, Tales from Galaxy’s Edge will take place between Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Set on the outskirts of the Black Spire Outpost of Batuu, the virtual reality videogame is going to offer Star Wars gamers the opportunity to live their own adventure in Star Wars’ galaxy far, far away. Not only will the game offer multiple styles of gameplay and difficulty settings, but it will feature an original story for fans to experience.
“We are so excited for fans to step into Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge later this year,” ILMxLAB executive-in-charge Vicki Dobbs Beck said in an interview with StarWars.com. “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 story LIVING, where you’re inside a world making consequential choices that drive your experience forward.”
It looks like Star Wars fans have a lot more Star Wars content to look forward to now that the franchise is moving away from the Skywalker saga.
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge has yet to receive a release date but we’ll update fans as soon as we get word.