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A 'Star Wars' VR experiment is coming soon to HTC Vive

The trailer for ILM's 'Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine' leaked briefly on YouTube.
Richard Lawler, @Rjcc
March 11, 2016
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Last year Industrial Light & Magic teased an HTC Vive VR tie-in experience (the old teaser clip is embedded after the break) to go along with The Force Awakens and to celebrate the launch of its ILM Experience Lab. Apparently its release was delayed along with the headset, but with the Vive due April 5th, it could be arrive at or near launch. Earlier this evening a short YouTube teaser for Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine appeared on the ILMVisualFX YouTube channel before going private, and it showed something that goes well beyond the Jakku Spy experience we saw last year for Google Cardboard.

Update: The full trailer has been revealed at GDC, check it out here.

Gallery: Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine | 7 Photos

It flashed a glimpse at the Vive headset, along with a VR trip in the Star Wars universe featuring everything from R2-D2 to player-controlled lightsaber battles. These screenshots should give you an idea of what this Cinematic Virtual Reality Experiment will be like, now we're just waiting to hear when it will be available.

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