Get ready to return to Batuu with an all-new enhanced edition of Star Wars: Tales From The Galaxy’s Edge
Are you ready to return to Batuu? Lucasfilm Games has confirmed that an all-new enhanced edition of Star Wars: Tales From The Galaxy’s Edge will be emerging from lightspeed in 2023. The VR2 version will boast improved sound, camera response and much more making the new edition the most immersive game experience to date.
The world of virtual reality has become ILMxLAB’s oyster in recent years. After cutting its teeth on Vader Immortal the studio turned its attention to the world of Galaxy’s Edge and the results were spectacular! Especially with R2-D2 and C-3PO on hand to guide us through.
A MAJOR UPGRADE
The newest incarnation of the award-winning VR experience from Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB has been rebuilt for greater immersion using the latest state-of-the-art virtual reality hardware. The high-fidelity visual experience will include headset-based controller tracking, eye tracking, rich 3D audio, and haptics built into the PS VR2 Sense controller and headset.
Anchored in the outskirts of Black Spire Outpost at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, inside Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the tale also includes encounters with the owner of Black Spire Outpost’s Droid Depot, Mubo (Matthew Wood) and the Ithorian shopkeeper Dok-Ondar (Cory Rouse).
“All of us at ILMxLAB are thrilled to bring even more Star Wars fans to Batuu on such a stunningly immersive platform with Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition,” said Harvey Whitney, Producer. “When we say ‘enhanced’ we truly mean it, as the adventure has been completely enhanced and upgraded in every way to take advantage of what’s possible on PlayStation VR2. We can’t wait for everyone to check it out when it releases next year.”
Rebuilt to take advantage of hardware capabilities on PS VR2, Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition will bring fans to a galaxy far, far away in an even more immersive way. When players look around, eye tracking cameras built into the headset will follow their line of sight, with advanced foveated rendering techniques furthering the visual experience while dynamic soundscapes surround them in rich 3D audio. Players will also feel interactions with the world around them through headset feedback, and adaptive triggers and haptic feedback built into the PS VR2 Sense controllers, providing an even stronger sense of immersion.
In Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition, fans will have the opportunity to live out their own action-packed Star Wars story in virtual reality. Players will play as a droid repair technician who gets swept up into a grand adventure after crash landing on the planet Batuu following an attack by the Guavian Death Gang. This kicks off a series of extraordinary events, proving that anyone in the galaxy can become a hero.
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition will be released as the complete experience next year. Watch the new announce trailer below!
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