Vader Immortal virtual reality series announced for Oculus Quest

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ILMxLAB has released the trailer for their upcoming Darth Vader Immortal virtual reality game, which launches on Oculus Quest in 2019.

Facebook, Oculus and Lucasfilm have announced a brand new series of interactive story experience that will be exclusive to Oculus Quest when it launches in 2019.

The setup, at least for part one, is to head to the lava world of Mustafar to pay Darth Vader a visit and wield a lightsaber. Secrets of the Empire is the first step, Vader Immortal is the next step and it seems likely that there are more in store should Vader Immortal be a success.

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The three-part story will take you up close and personal with Vader, Goyer says, though it doesn't sound like you'll actually play the Sith lord.

Seasoned film writer/producer/director David S Goyer is writer and executive producer on the project.

Darth Vader then asks, "You may wonder why I have brought you here?"

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Being VR, you'll be immersed in the heart of the story and interacting with it as much as you're watching it, including having to deal with Darth Vader himself.

"We always look for opportunities to explore the Star Wars universe in new ways", said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. The newly announced headset will start at $399 for a self-contained, wireless VR experience - no cords or computer necessary.

In the announcement, Oculus also refers to ILMxLAB as an "entertainment division", indicating that some serious staffing up has been going on lately.

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The sprawling campus in the Presidio is only distinguished from the street by a fountain at the entrance that features a Yoda statue, and this is probably where Vader Immortal: Episode I is being put together as we speak.