Disney, Lucasfilm and ILMxLAB have just released the trailer for the upcoming Oculus Quest exclusive, VR experience ‘Star Wars: Tales From Galaxy’s Edge.’
Here’s the write-up from StarWars.com
“Not only will we be interacting with C-3PO, R2-D2, and visiting the cantina of barkeep Seezelslak, but we’ll also get to work alongside Droid Depot proprietor Mubo and, in an all new standalone story (known as a Tale), encounter the famed Jedi Master Yoda with Frank Oz reprising the role. The immersive experience offers a whole new way to explore the world of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland® Resort and Walt Disney World® Resort, and discover what exactly happens past the boundaries of Black Spire Outpost.”
It’s just playable commercial for Galaxy’s Edge. Also good luck going to the Disneyland version anytime soon.
Here’s the Trailer:
Based on the trailer it seem the game focuses on the “attraction” stops similar to what you would have if you visited the park. It also seems to send you on fetch quests or has “stories” to build up the “lore” that you don’t just get from stopping by for a day.
The game director Jose Perez III even says as much:
“Perez adds that the idea is to offer experiences different to those you’d get by visiting the real-life Galaxy’s Edge attraction, “like building a lightsaber or going to Oga’s Cantina. We’re trying to build out stories that are on the outskirts, that bleed in and expand that world. For me, it’s really exciting to hang out in Seezelslak’s Cantina and look out the window, see the Falcon, and know that I’m going to be able to go back there at some point, but right now I’ve got another job to do.”
It’s a cantina, but it’s not Oga’s. You don’t build a lightsaber at Savvi’s but you go to Droid Depot?
This likely boils down to Disney trying to get people to come to the Star Wars areas of Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. But even if you go you it’s incredibly crowded. The “Rise of the Resistance” Virtual Queue passes are gone in seconds and they are possibly going to do the Virtual Queue for the ‘Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run” attraction too.
Honestly, one of the issues we think Galaxy’s Edge has is that people don’t know it. It isn’t like it’s Hoth, Endor, Tatooine, Coruscant, or Mustafar. Even though it sounds like it was originally supposed to be a relatable planet, Disney decided to make it something else. Now they are going back with books and this game to try and form a connection with the audience, which they need to do. But putting it out as an Oculus Quest exclusive just makes it more, exclusive as most people don’t have one.
If you actually have the means to play the game and you want to try it out, go for it. It releases on November 19.
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