A company named Hammerhead VR has created a trailer for Star Wars VR, a game made for the Oculus Rift. Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that is going to change the way we play video games in the future.
The trailer was made with the Unreal Engine 4 and it looks great, even though it’s not the most complex footage ever made. The first-person Star Wars experience is really what shines in this cool project. No matter if you are going up against Darth Vader in the carbon freezing chamber or leading the battle on the first Death Star, experiencing the excitement and action of Star Wars in a virtual reality environment would be amazing.
The trailer does not show much activity with the characters but it was probably difficult to make the trailer with moving ships and environments while not having to worry about populating the game with digital people. It may even be one of those automatic experiences in the Oculus Rift that would be more of a video ride than an actual video game.
Hammerhead VR did not give much information on the project, so we aren’t sure if this is something they will be actively trying to get going or if they needed some online buzz just to get the attention of Disney and Lucasfilm. They have been careful to make sure that they don’t get into trouble by stating “This is a non-profit, fan-made project and is in no way approved by, sponsored by, or affiliated with Lucasfilm Ltd, Walt Disney, or Twentieth Century Fox.”
A game like this will turn the Oculus Rift a must-have for gamers. However, since it’s still early in on the project game companies are trying to figure out what the best way to use this new technology will be. The Oculus Rift also needs to be made more consumer friendly with its price before it could actually take off. Once the Oculus Rift does become popular, we are sure that valuable properties like Star Wars will have the amazing virtual reality experience that fans have been waiting for.
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