ILMxLAB revealed a brand new VR title on the way as Star Wars fans will be getting Star Wars: Tales From The Galaxy's Edge. After having a pretty successful run with their first VR game in the universe with Vader immortal, it looks like they'll be expanding their reach of the VR series into some more familiar territory. According to the reveal, this adventure will take place in the same span of time between The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker on the planet of Batuu. For Disney fans, you'll be happy to hear the adventure is set on the outskirts of Black Spire Outpost of their theme park adventure space Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. You can read some of the quotes below from the announcement along with a random production still of the city that really doesn't show anything major in the game. The game will be released in collaboration with Oculus sometime later this year.
"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. "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."
"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," said Scott Trowbridge, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Executive. "Now our guests can immerse themselves in these stories both inside and outside our parks."
"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.