Disney has been on the transfer in the present day releasing tons of recent IPs inside their huge fantasy universe. Earlier in the present day, Oculus made an announcement with Disney in releasing a Marvel themed VR sport known as ‘Marvel Powers United VR.’ Now, they’ve announced that they’ll be teaming up with Lenovo to develop their very own proprietary AR headset able to displaying high quality experiences.
Collectively, they’ll be launching ‘Jedi Challenges’ the place you’ll be capable to wield a lightsaber utilizing AR expertise. Throughout the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA, folks have been in a position to watch footage of troopers and AT-ATs combating on the battlefield.
Disney has additionally announced that Holochess, the AR chess-like sport might be coming to their AR headset down the street.
Whereas not a lot else was revealed about this challenge, they’ve knowledgeable us that the headset would require a smartphone to function, much like how Samsung Gear VR works in the present day. However Disney promised that it’ll have full line-of-sight to the skin world as a substitute of it being a totally immersive experience like VR.
Within the trailer you possibly can see a younger girl, who resembles Rey, wield a lightsaber whereas sporting an AR headset. The HMD itself appears to be like somewhat massive and you may’t actually inform the place the smartphone might be positioned. The AR experience may also will let you make the most of a movement controller that resembles a lightsaber in ‘Jedi Challenges.’
Lenovo has created a landing page for ‘Star Wars: Jedi Challenges’ however doesn’t present a lot data apart from you having the ability to buy the HMD within the close to future at a Best purchase or by way of Lenovo. You may signal as much as their mailing listing in the present day to get updates when it turns into available.
The bulletins of those upcoming IPs exhibits how the leisure area is changing into extra vested in immersive experiences and expertise. We’ll maintain you up to date as extra data is thought in regards to the proprietary hardware and the upcoming AR experiences.