Disney reveals an thrilling augmented reality partnership with Lenovo at D23 convention.
With each new Star Wars movie comes new tie-ins, video games, merchandise and just about anything you may slap an image of R2D2 or Finn on. So naturally Disney’s D23 convention in Anaheim, California was stuffed to the brim with new content material from a very long time in the past in a galaxy far, far-off.
Nevertheless one of the vital attention-grabbing reveals needed to be an augmented reality headset constructed particularly for Star Wars-based content material. Developed in partnership with Lenovo, the proprietary headset requires a sensible phone to make use of, very similar to different cell VR choices such because the Samsung Gear VR or the Google DayDream View.
Through the convention, Disney confirmed a brief video highlighting among the sport’s bold ideas, like intense floor conflicts stuffed with troopers and roaming hordes of AT-AT’s. A wide range of different unique experiences set throughout the feuding galaxy can be coming to the device as effectively, starting with Star Wars Jedi Challenges. This primary AR sport could have gamers utilizing a movement controller modeled after the lightsaber wielded by Anakin, Luke and now Rey. In real-life the controller is extra of a lightknife than a lightsaber. However as quickly because the headset goes on that little glowing nub extends into the total blade utilized by the Jedi.
Disney additionally revealed plans to carry Holochess (particularly Dejarik) to the upcoming headset. This a holographic board sport that may be seen being performed by each Chewbacca and C-3PO while aboard the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars Episode IV.
No launch date has been set for neither the headset or Jedi Challenges. Nevertheless in accordance with the official web site the device can be “coming soon to Best Buy and Lenovo.com.”
Amongst among the different noteworthy bulletins was the Oculus Rift unique Marvel Powers United VR experience. The upcoming title will let gamers step into the sneakers of a few of Marvel’s most celebrated heroes and tackle waves of enemies side-by-side with their associates.
Killer displaying from Disney when it comes to new investments in VR and AR. Hopefully the mega media large continues this pattern and continues to assist youngsters (or me) all over the place reside their goals of wielding a lightsaber or harnessing the superior power of the Hulk.
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