Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge will feature new stories, characters, and regions to explore.
As if Disney’s Star Wars-inspired theme park Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge wasn’t popular enough as it was, Lucasfilms’ ILMxLAB (Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire) today announced a brand new VR adventure set within the legendary Star Wars universe featuring an original story set across a previously-unexplored portion of the far-away galaxy.
“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, in an official release. “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.”
Available exclusively at Galaxy’s Edge later this year, Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge will have visitors navigating the outskirts of Black Spire Outpost on the planet of Batuu. Taking place sometime between the events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, players will meet up with Star Wars characters both old and new as they set off on a brand new adventure designed from the ground-up for the VR format.
“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,” added Scott Trowbridge, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Executive. “Now our guests can immerse themselves in these stories both inside and outside our parks.”
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge will be open to the public later this year at Disneyland Resort in California and Disneyland Resort in Florida. While little information regarding the story is available at this time, ILMxLAB promises the experience will feature a variety of gameplay options and difficulty settings for a wide range of visitors, whether they be avid gamers or technologically illiterate.
“We’re very happy to collaborate with ILMxLAB again on Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge. VR is an incredibly powerful storytelling medium; this experience will immerse fans in a deep and thrilling adventure within the Star Wars galaxy, as they are transported to impossible places through the power of virtual reality,” said Mike Verdu, VP of Content, AR/VR at Facebook.
Image Credit: ILMxLAB, Oculus Studios