StarWars.com is pleased to announce that Vader Immortal: Star Wars VR Show, produced by ILMxLAB, is coming to PlayStation VR this summer. All three episodes will be available for one purchase, giving fans the chance to encounter Vader Eternal in its entirety. Below is your first look at the latest main art designed for the PlayStation VR.
From the PlayStation Blog:
Prior to Vader Immortal, I worked with the Lucasfilm Story Group to develop Star Warsstories for feature films. Now, the task was to bring the same techniques and care that we used in our movies to this new form of storytelling. Of course, quality is key for a brand like Star Wars. We pushed ourselves every day to combine high quality visuals, sound and compelling interactivity in a way not previously attempted or achieved in the VR space. To do this, we built a team of folks with varied storytelling backgrounds from film, games, and animation, brought on key collaborators like ClutchPlay, and leveraged Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. This, along with the help of Writer and Executive Producer David S. Goyer, helped to find our path for the project.
One of our first meetings began with a whiteboard. We listed out everything that we thought fans (and ourselves!) would most want to experience, if they were inside the Star Wars galaxy. Wielding a lightsaber was right there at the top of that list, but we knew that if we were going to do that, we had to do it right. We went through many different mechanics, both in-house and with our partners at Ninja Theory, before we got to the point where you really felt like you were parrying a blow, slicing through metal, or blocking blaster fire. We continually tested and tweaked the feedback until we got it right.Mark S. Miller Executive Creative Producer, ILMxLAB