David Goyer is Developing a New DARTH VADER VR Experience with ILMxLAB
It was announced during Star Wars Celebration that Industrial Light & Magic’s ILMxLAB is working on a new VR experience for Star Wars fans that will focus on Darth Vader. To help bring the project to life they hired screenwriter David Goyer to help them develop it. Goyer is best known for working on films such as Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy.
This will be a story-based experience that will revolve around the legendary Sith Lord. When talking about the project Goyer explained:
“When we looked at all the characters, places, and worlds in the Star Wars universe available to us, we asked ourselves, ‘What haven’t we seen before? Who are we curious about?’ Darth Vader is the perfect ambassador to usher us into the Star Wars VR universe.”
That's an interesting statement because I feel like we've seen a lot about Darth Vader already. There are no details on what the story will entail but I imagine it will explore some different aspects of Darth Vader's life that we don't know. It will be fun to see how they do that with VR technology.
They also announced that the Star Wars VR experience Trials on Tatooine will be made available to fans for free next week on Monday, July 18th, and here's the trailer for that showing you what it involves.
It's not really a game because you aren't controlling a character, you’re just more of an observer who can look can look around and explore the VR experience. Looks pretty cool!