HTC Vive owners will be able to download the VR experience Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine for free from July 18th, 2016.
Trials on Tatooine transports players into the Star Wars universe as Luke Sywalker’s Padawan and tasks them with deflecting blaster bolts back at firing stormtroopers using their lightsaber as the Millennium Falcon comes into land.
According to Rob Bredow, Lucasfilm’s chief technology officer, Trials on Tatooine was an experiment to better understand the balance between interactivity and storytelling in virtual reality.
It was also announced that screenwriter David Goyer is collaborating with Trials on Tatooine developer ILMxLAB on a brand new story-based VR project that will focus on Darth Vader.
Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine will be available as a free download from the Steam VR store.