Whoa... Disney's STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE Will Have a WESTWORLD- Style Virtual Narrative!
For those of you who have been hoping for a real-life type Westworld experience, it looks like Disney will be giving us that with the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attractions at Disneyland and Disney World!
According to WDWNT, Disney filed a recent patent that tells us they are developing a “Procedural System for Emergent Narrative Construction”. This is the technology that will allow for the "creation of a narrative by inputting data and letting the system construct the narrative."
How freakin' cool is that! The patent claims:
A user interface may be presented to a creator to facilitate the creation of narrative content. The user interface may be part of a system configured to generate recommendations pertaining to narrative content. The narrative content is meant to be experienced by users, e.g., in a virtual space. Feedback and/or other responses from the creator may be used to train and/or modify the generation of new recommendations. Feedback and/or other responses from the users may be used to train and/or modify the generation of new recommendations.
It's going to be incredible if Disney actually implements this into their Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attractions! What an incredibly fun and immersive experience that would be! Here's a visual aid for you along with another explanation:
How this works is that the system is given content, broken down into “bins” based on logical sequential structure, and then picks one piece of narrative from each bin to form a narrative. Think of it as a sort of Chipotle for virtual narration, you choose your meat, beans, and filling to make your burrito, only in this context the food is narrative content and the burrito is a complete narrative structure.
A Westworld-style Star Wars virtual narrative! Who's not going to love that!?