A New Star Wars VR Game Is Expanding The Lore of Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars: Tales From The Galaxy’s Edge is a new VR game that expands the story around Black Spire Outpost, the location of the Galaxy’s Edge section of Disneyland and DisneyWorld.

Oculus Studios and Industrial Light and Magic are co-developing the project that will have “multiple styles of gameplay and difficult settings.” It’s set launch sometime in 2020.

“It represents another meaningful step in ILMxLAB’s quest to transition from storytelling– one-way communication– to storyLIVING,” the studio wrote in a blog post. “Where you’re inside a world making consequential choices that drive your experience forward.”

Industrial Light and Magic wrote that the player will get to “live their own adventure and explore part of the galaxy.” It’s not clear what genre of game Star Wars: Tales From The Galaxy’s Edge will be yet. Few details have been revealed about the project outside a loose setting and timing of when its story is set.

“Taking place between Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on the planet of Batuu,” the post read. “It is set on the outskirts of Black Spire Outpost of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.”

Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge is joins Vader Immortal, an episodic Star Wars VR game released for Oculus Rift and Quest last year and PSVR in Summer 2020, as games that expand the Star Wars lore beyond what’s included in the films. Both games were developed in part by Industrial Light and Magic.

The game will feature new and iconic characters from the franchise, although the announcement didn’t clarify specifics. Characters like Finn, Poe, Rey, and others are already featured prominently in the Galaxy’s Edge Rise of the Resistance ride.

Galaxy’s Edge is currently closed alongside both Disneyland and Disney World due to the pandemic. There is no timeline to reopen Disneyland in California, but Disney World in Orlando is planning to welcome people back in on July 11 for its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks and July 15 for Epcot and Hollywood Studios. The reopening will include special precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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