Lucasfilm, in conjuction with ILMxLAB and THE VOID, announced a new virtual reality experience that they will call “Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire.” This new “hyper-reality” opportunity will allow guests to experience Star Wars game play in a whole new way. Here’s the details:
Later this year Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will open at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World and Downtown Disney in the Disneyland Resort. This new experience will allow users to play this virtual reality experience in a fully immersive and social way. You’ll be able to use blasters to fend off the enemy while wearing the VR headsets.
“At THE VOID, we combine the magic of illusions, advanced technology and virtual reality to create fully immersive social experiences that take guests to new worlds,” said Curtis Hickman, co-founder and chief creative officer at THE VOID. “A truly transformative experience is so much more than what you see with your eyes; it’s what you hear, feel, touch, and even smell. Through the power of THE VOID, guests who step into Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire won’t just see this world, they’ll know that they are part of this amazing story.”
“At ILMxLAB, we want people to step inside the worlds of our stories,” explained Vicki Dobbs Beck, executive in charge of ILMxLAB. “Through our collaboration with THE VOID, we can make this happen as guests become active participants in an unfolding Star Wars adventure. By combining Lucasfilm’s storytelling expertise with cutting-edge imagery, and immersive sound from the team at Skywalker Sound, while invoking all the senses, we hope to truly transport all those who experience Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire to a galaxy far, far away.”