Vader Immortal, the VR experience everyone should experience, is officially set to release on the PlayStation VR this summer. The experience follows a canonical story where players explore mustafar and uncover its secrets. The full experience, both the story and the training dojo will be included on the Playstation VR.
“Back in 2016, when ILMxLAB first started talking about creating a canonical VR series that focused on Darth Vader, our goal was to tell a new and unique story about one of the most infamous villains in the galaxy,” Mark Miller, Executive Creative Producer, ILMxLAB, says of creating the VR series in the PlayStation blog announcement. “We wanted to bring you into the world of Star Wars in a way that could only be done through immersive storytelling in VR. This would put YOU right in the middle of the action to connect with amazing characters as your actions move the story forward.”
“One of our first meetings began with a whiteboard,” Miller continues. “We listed out everything that we thought fans (and ourselves!) would most want to experience, if they were inside the Star Wars galaxy. Wielding a lightsaber was right there at the top of that list, but we knew that if we were going to do that, we had to do it right. We went through many different mechanics, both in-house and with our partners at Ninja Theory, before we got to the point where you really felt like you were parrying a blow, slicing through metal, or blocking blaster fire. We continually tested and tweaked the feedback until we got it right.”
Vader Immortal is out now on the Oculus Rift and Quest, and is set to release for the PlayStation VR this summer.